Soy lecithin is a soy-derived lecithin, a lecithin being an oily substance found in animal- and plant-based foods. The main purpose of soy lecithin as an additive is to act as an emulsifier, preventing separation of fats and water, and to improve texture. 

Health considerations

Though a refined product, soy lecithin may contain traces of allergenic soy protein.

Keep in mind

See: Soy

May be found in

Salad dressings, sauces, desserts, chocolate, confectionery, baked goods, snack foods, processed foods



Alternative Spellings and Names


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