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A naturally occurring nutrient compound, lecithin was first isolated from egg yolk in 1850, and since then has been shown to have many healthful properties. Lecithin enhances cholesterol metabolism, promotes a healthy circulation and acts as an emulsifier in foods. Available in liquid, capsule or granules, the latter of which is used in cooking.
Category: Oils and Fats
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy from a health food store.
To Store:
Tips & Tricks:
Add a few spoonfuls of lecithin to fresh juices, smoothies or soups for a creamy, thicker texture. Alternatively, sprinkle lecithin meal over cereals.
Cooking Tips:
Lecithin combines well with peanut butter, tahini, spreads and sauces. Since it is an emulsifier, it will make whatever you mix it with smoother and creamier. It has a slightly nutty taste and also adds a little texture to sauces and spreads. Try to add the lecithin after the cooking is finished to help preserve the nutrients naturally present in lecithin.

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

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No information available

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Alzheimers Disease
High Blood Cholesterol
Liver Sluggish
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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