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Sponsored: Soy lecithin

I noticed “soy lecithin” on a I noticed “soy lecithin” on a list of ingredients. What is it?

Soy lecithin is made from soybeans by “.. mixing soybean oil & hot water & spinning the mixture to separate the lecithin.” It’s used to help bond oils to other ingredients and ensures liquid foods, such as salad dressing, stay mixed. Soy lecithin also enhances the elasticity & quality of baking dough, and it can an be substituted for certain fats in foods.

Source: www.foodingredientfacts.org/facts-on-food-ingredients/sources-of-food-ingredients/soy-lecithin/

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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