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Emulsifier (322)

Also Known As : Soy Lecithin


Taste Profile

Emulsifier (322) granules have a distinctly nutty and buttery taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Emulsifier (322) is a great emulsifying agent that helps oil and water stay together in foods, hence it is widely used in salad dressing, spreads, sauces, gravies, and nut butters.
  2. E 322 also helps prevent crystallization in chocolate and other sweet confections. It makes breads and baked goods moist and gives a good texture to them too.
  3. E 322 powder can also be taken as a supplement due to choline present in it. Because of its light nutty and buttery taste, it blends well into a variety of foods such as smoothies, juices and soups. It can be sprinkled over yogurt or cereal. One daily serving of soy lecithin powder is 1-2 tablespoons.

Common names and forms

  1. Acidity Regulator (INS 322)
  2. Antioxidant (322)
  3. Antioxidant (E322)
  4. Antioxidant (INS 322)
  5. E322
  6. Emulsifier (322 - Soya Lecithin)
  7. Emulsifier (E 322)
  8. Emulsifier (E322 from Soya)
  9. Emulsifier (INS 322 from Soy)
  10. Emulsifier (INS 322)
  11. Emulsifier (Lecithin - INS 322)
  12. Emulsifier From Plant Origin (Soya Lecithin)
  13. Emulsifier- Lecithin (E 322)
  14. Emulsifiers (322)
  15. Emulsifying Agent (INS 322)
  16. Lecithin (INS 322)
  17. Lecithin E322
  18. Permitted Emulsifier (E322)
  19. Permitted Emulsifier (INS 322)
  20. Permitted Emulsifiers 322
  21. Permitted Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agents (INS 322)
  22. Permitted Emulsifying agent 322
  23. Soya Lecithin E322i
  24. Soya Lecithin INS 322i
  25. Stabilizing Agents (INS 322)
  26. Vegetable Emulsifier Soya Lecithin


Do you know what holds the ingredients together in mayonnaise that you use on your bread, pizza toppings, dips etc.?

Ever wondered why a store-bought Mayonnaise is so perfect in texture and taste and not runny? How does this mayonnaise spread so perfectly on your bread, Pizza Toppings, dips etc.? Here’s when “Emulsifiers” come into play. Emulsifiers are the food additives that help to hold two immiscible (do not mix with each other to form a uniform solution) liquids together in a food product. These act as “hand holders” between an oil base and water in any food preparation like mayonnaise, sauces, dips, ice creams, chocolates, baked products and margarine.

Understanding Emulsifier 322

Emulsifier (322), is extracted from soybeans either through mechanical or chemical methods. It’s basically a byproduct of soybean oil production. Emulsifier (322) is a yellow-brown substance that is a mixture of phospholipids and other non-phospholipid compounds that are derived from soybean oil during its processing. Emulsifier (322) is usually used in liquid form, but it can also be used in granular form. It is commonly found in foods as an additive used to smooth out the texture of products (emulsifier). It’s also used as a lubricant when added to food, as an antioxidant and flavour protector.

Health benefits

  • Reduces Cholesterol Levels E 322 supplementation helps in decreasing hyperlipidemia thus people sometimes take soy lecithin supplements to lower cholesterol naturally.(1)
  • Good source of Choline - Soy lecithin contains choline, a nutrient that plays an important role in liver function, muscle movement, metabolism, nerve function and proper brain development.(1)
  • May help prevent Osteoporosis - Studies have indicated that soy lecithin has bone-enhancing properties that may help in preventing osteoporosis. This is due to the isoflavones found in soy lecithin.(1)

Selection Guide

Emulsifier (322) is found both in liquid and powdered form. Choose based on your requirement. Keep in mind to select well-sealed liquid or powdered forms of E322. Try to make sure that it is organic as opposed to GMO soy lecithin(E 322). Finally, check the expiry date on the label.  


People who are allergic to soy may experience certain soy lecithin side effects like diarrhea, weight gain, loss of appetite, rashes, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, low blood pressure, blurred vision. Soy lecithin has phytoestrogens in it, which when ingested frequently, increases the risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer. In men, these phytoestrogens may cause testosterone imbalance, infertility, low sperm count, and an increased risk of cancer too.(2)

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