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Soy Lecithin

Also Known As : Leavening agent INS 322


Usage Tips

  1. It is also used in dairy products, breads, chocolates and ice creams.
  2. It is used as a leavening agent or rising agent to cause foaming action in doughs and batters.
  3. It is also used as an emulsifier to keep water and fats from separating in chocolate and compound coatings.
  4. It can be added to dairy products and bread products.

Common names and forms

  1. Emulsifier (Soy lecithin,(INS 322)
  2. Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin (E322))
  3. Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)
  4. Emulsifier [Lecithin Of Soya Origin]
  5. Emulsifier Lecithin
  6. Emulsifier Soy
  7. Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin (INS 322)
  8. Emulsifying Agent Lecithin INS 322
  9. GMO Free Soy Lecithin
  10. Leavening agent INS 322
  11. Lecithin Soya
  12. Soy Lecithin 322
  13. Soya Lecithin
  14. Soya Lecithin (INS 322)
  15. Soya Lecithin Powder
  16. Soyabean Lecithin
  17. Vegetable Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin E322)


Soy lecithin is a natural oily substance extracted from soybean oil. Lecithin can also be extracted from rapeseed, maize, sunflower, and peanut. It is used as an emulsifier or stabilizer in food.

Health benefits

  • It breaks down fats, boosts metabolism and helps in weight loss.
  • It lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • It is rich in choline which improves cognitive function and brain development.
  • It benefits liver as it flushes out the toxins from the body.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the manufacturing date and expiry date on the label to make sure it has not expired.


Consumption of Soy lecithin may cause hormonal imbalance, abdominal pain, diarrhea and disrupt thyroid function.(2)

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