Lecithin Facts

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  1. The World is Amazed by the Uses of Lecithin

    Lecithin granules and powders may be consumed directly from the container. However, their nutritional and physical properties can enhance every day recipes:



    Chili, Soups, Gravies – One or two tablespoons will emulsify surface fat, giving a uniform and appealing dish. (The fat won't float.)



    Meatloaf, Hamburgers, Casseroles – Blending one tablespoon per pound of meat will increase juiciness and promote easier release from cooking surfaces.



    Pan Release – Dissolve one teaspoon in a cup of vegetable oil and apply a light coat to cooking surfaces.



    Baked Goods – A tablespoon or two added to bread or cookie dough will reduce tackiness while kneading and promote uniformity in finished baked goods. This works for pancake batter also.



    Incidental Food Uses – Lecithin granules may be added to salads, juices, cereals, instant drinks, or anything else you can think of.



    Other Uses

    Cosmetic Use – A tablespoon or two of lecithin dissolved in warm water makes a wonderful hand or foot soak, increasing skin emolliency and suppleness.

    A touch of vitamin E and aloe vera may be added.



    Pet Foods – A teaspoon or two mixed into your pet's food will increase coat sheen and is an excellent source of linoleic acid (this is a little known trick used by breeders of show animals).



    Release – The formulas used for pan coatings is excellent in other ways too. Apply a light coating to the bottom of your lawn mower and see how easily it comes clean!



    Hair and Skin Rinse – A tablespoon dissolved in a quart of water makes an excellent hair and skin conditioner after showering. Just apply liberally and rinse before towelling off. The rinse should be prepared immediately before use and any remaining rinse should be discarded, due to the possibility of mirobiatic spoilage.



    A Little More on Lecithin

    Lecithin is a member of the phospholipid family and is manufactured and used by the body to help emulsify cholesterol and fats for easier utilization. Lecithin helps break up fats and prevents them from quick spoilage. It often is added to food as a natural preservative. Add it to bread doughs to condition them. Lecithin helps the gluten develop and therefore aids in the rising process and makes a big difference in the final texture and flavor of the bread.



    Lecithin is found abundantly in soy foods and vegetable oils. For recipes calling for lecithin, use Bob's Red Mill lecithin granules. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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8 thoughts on “Lecithin Facts

    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Sarah,
      It would depend on how much toffee your making, but for a small batch you should only need about a 1/4-1/8 teaspoon of Lecithin.

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  1. Priscilla Lyons

    Will you consider offering non-GMO soy lecithin? GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) seem to undermine the very foundation of nature. The repeatedly used phrase in Genesis 1, “after its kind,” is upheld by lessons learned from thousands of years of animal breeding—that of disease and sterility from pushing past that barrier.
    I don’t know of any obvious outward signs of health concerns from GMO foods, in the short term. However, I’d rather not bet my health on such a fundamental disregard for “Laws of Nature” and “Nature’s God”, as our Declaration of Independence states. Are our rights and equality at risk as we pursue a path away from their Source?
    So I appreciate those willing to offer non-GMO products. Soy and corn are so commonly GMO, that I especially look for non-GMO labels on soy and corn products.
    Thank you for considering my comments.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Priscilla,
      Thank you for your comment. We source all of our products from non-GMO suppliers which has always been our policy. We’re working to update all of our labels to reflect our non-GMO commitment. You can read our statement regarding GMO’s here on our website. We appreciate your feedback and your interest in Bob’s Red Mill, and if you have any further questions please call us at 1-800-349-2173, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm Pacific Standard Time.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hello,
      You can dissolve the granules in any oil/liquids that your recipe calls for, or you can just add with the dry ingredients and follow your recipe as written.

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