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lec·i·thin

 (lĕs′ə-thĭn)
n.
1. Any of various substances containing phosphatidylcholine and a variety of other phospholipids, extracted from soybeans, egg yolks, or other sources and used as emulsifiers in a wide range of commercial products, including foods, cosmetics, paints, and plastics.

[French lécithine : Greek lekithos, egg yolk + French -ine, -in.]

lecithin

(ˈlɛsɪθɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of phospholipids that are found in many plant and animal tissues, esp egg yolk: used in making candles, cosmetics, and inks, and as an emulsifier and stabilizer in foods (E322). Systematic name: phosphatidylcholine
[C19: from Greek lekithos egg yolk]

lec•i•thin

(ˈlɛs ə θɪn)

n.
1. any of a group of phospholipids, containing choline and fatty acids, that are a component of cell membranes and are abundant in nerve tissue and egg yolk.
2. a commercial form of this substance.
[1860–65; < Greek lékith(os) egg yolk + -in1]

lec·i·thin

(lĕs′ə-thĭn)
A fatty substance containing phosphorus that is present in most plant and animal tissues and is an important structural part of cell membranes. Lecithin is used commercially in foods, cosmetics, paints, and plastics for its ability to form emulsions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lecithin - a yellow phospholipid essential for the metabolism of fats; found in egg yolk and in many plant and animal cells; used commercially as an emulsifier
emulsifier - a surface-active agent that promotes the formation of an emulsion
phospholipid - any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes
Translations
letsitiin

lec·i·thin

n. lecitina, elemento esencial en el metabolismo de las grasas presente en los tejidos de los animales, esp. el tejido nervioso.

lecithin

n lecitina
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Lecithin and Phospholipids Market by Lecithin Type, Source (Soy, Sunflower, Egg and Others), Application (Food, Nutrition & Supplements, Feed, Pharmaceuticals and Others), & by Region - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020
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Cargill's experts also actively participated in the FIE conference programme: Thorsten Bornholdt, Fluid Lecithin Product Manager, explained the evolution in the lecithin markets and discussed the increasing importance of non-GM sunflower lecithin as a reliable alternative to soy lecithin.
Aecetia Foods, NewYork, NY, has blended extra virgin coconut oil, organic sunflower lecithin and organic unsweetened cocoa to create Quoquos Coconut Oil Lecithin Cocoa.
Higher yield, longer freshness and crispier crusts are some of the advantages lecithin offers in baked goods.