Behind the Label Lecithin

January 10, 2017

Behind the label: Non-GMO Soy Lecithin

An inside look at soy lecithin, why we include it in KABRITA Whole Goat Milk Powder, and why we list soy as a potential allergen to ensure consumer safety.

 

What is it Soy Lecithin?

Lecithin is the broad term for mixtures of fat extracted from a range of sources. In addition to soybeans, lecithin may also be extracted from eggs, cottonseed, marine sources, milk, rapeseed, and sunflower.

 

In prepared foods, lecithins are a type of food additive. As they have the ability to attract both water and fatty substances, they are excellent emulsifiers.

 

Lecithin is listed as ‘GRAS’ (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA.

 

Why is Non-GMO Soy Lecithin added to KABRITA Whole Goat Milk Powder?

In addition to being an excellent emulsifier, lecithin may also be used for smoothing food textures and dissolving powders. Non-GMO Soy Lecithin is added to KABRITA Whole Goat Milk Powder to give the powder a smooth, even appearance and to make sure that the powder dissolves easily. If not added, the milk powder would contain lumps that are hard to dissolve.

 

Why is Soy declared as an allergen on KABRITA Whole Goat Milk Powder label?

While protein is removed during the soy lecithin manufacturing process, trace amounts of soy proteins may remain. KABRITA Whole Goat Milk Powder declares the source of lecithin on the label.

 

How much Non-GMO Soy Lecithin is in KABRITA Whole Goat Milk Powder?

KABRITA Whole Goat Milk Powder contains less than1% Non-GMO Soy Lecithin.


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