in particular, is extracted from soybeans and often used as an emulsifier. Soy lecithin is composed of choline, fatty acids, glycerol, glycolipids, phospholipids, phosphoric acid and triglycerides. … serve as a source of choline.
In foods, lecithin provides about a dozen functions, including as an emulsifier, as a wetting agent, for viscosity reduction, as release agents, and for crystallization control. Lecithin also provides functions in numerous industrial applications as well. By 1940, the U.S. lecithin industry was well established.
Soy lecithins are important emulsifiers used in the food, feed, pharmaceutical, and technical industries