Organic-Lecithin – Enthusiastic Response from the Market
The market for organic products over the last decade, has gained a solid foothold and continues to grow. Manufacturers are making increasing efforts to meet consumer desires and demands by producing organic products, albeit sometimes, by having to use conventional ingredients.
These non–organic ingredients and additives are regulated and whilst non-GMO lecithin has always been included in the list of permitted additives for organic foods, its use is limited along with other non-organic additives to the prescribed maximum amount of 5%
In order to meet these requirements and ultimately the demands of customers, 100% Organic Lecithin, which is produced purely and ecologically has been launched – a new product which meets the master plan of an “organic production”.
The newly available Organic Lecithin will have significant effects on the market. Growing consumption of Organic Soya Oil and Organic Sunflower Oil now offers new possibilities in producing increasing amounts of Organic Lecithin.
Organic Lecithin – natural production
The main difference between “organic lecithins” and traditional lecithins lies in the controlled organic cultivation. Organic lecithin is extracted from soybeans or sunflower seeds, which are organic-certified and are not genetically modified.
The bio-cultivation of the seeds for the production of organic lecithin, are grown organically, without using artificial fertilizers, plant growth regulators, pesticides or herbicides. Instead the cultivation is based on crop rotation, animal or vegetable fertilizers and biological pest control.
In a new process, the oils are cold-pressed from the soya- or sunflower seeds and the lecithin is isolated through separation of the oil. In contrast to the conventional production process, the use of any chemical solvents has been discontinued completely.