Soya Lecithin
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Soya Lecithin

(Lecithin, Soya)  We primarily us soya lecithin as an emulsifier in our bread recipes.  It is also used as an ingredient of dough enhancers: for every cup of flour, we use 1 tsp. of soya lecithin, 1/16 tsp. vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and 1/16 tsp. of ground ginger. Lecithin is a mixture of fats: glycolipids, triglycerides, and phospholipids.  It also produced naturally in our livers, when the person is eating a healthful diet. Every cell in the body requires lecithin for building the cell walls, for without it, the walls would become hardened.  Soya lecithin is extracted from soy beans using hexane and then refined.  See the nutritional chart below.

Soybean Lecithin

Refuse: 0%  
Scientific Name: 
NDB No: 04531 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 tsp
-------
4.5g
Proximates
Water
g
0.00
1
 
0.00
Energy
kcal
763
0
 
34
Energy
kj
3192
0
 
144
Protein
g
0.00
0
 
0.00
Total lipid (fat)
g
100.00
1
 
4.50
Ash
g
0.00
0
 
0.00
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
0.00
0
 
0.00
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.0
0
 
0.0
Sugars, total
g
0.00
0
 
0.00
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
0
1
 
0
Iron, Fe
mg
0.00
1
 
0.00
Magnesium, Mg
mg
0
1
 
0
Phosphorus, P
mg
0
1
 
0
Potassium, K
mg
0
1
 
0
Sodium, Na
mg
0
1
 
0
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.00
1
 
0.00
Copper, Cu
mg
0.000
0
 
0.000
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.000
0
 
0.000
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.0
0
 
0.0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
1
 
0.0
Thiamin
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Riboflavin
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Niacin
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.000
1
 
0.000
Folate, total
mcg
0
1
 
0
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
0
Folate, food
mcg
0
1
 
0
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
0
0
 
0
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
1
 
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
 
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
0
 
0
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
0
 
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
 
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
9.21
0
 
0.41
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
 
0.00
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
197.6
0
 
8.9
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
15.005
0
 
0.675
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
14:0
g
0.101
4
 
0.005
16:0
g
11.984
4
 
0.539
18:0
g
2.920
4
 
0.131
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
10.977
0
 
0.494
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.403
4
 
0.018
18:1 undifferentiated
g
10.574
4
 
0.476
20:1
g
0.000
4
 
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
45.318
0
 
2.039
18:2 undifferentiated
g
40.182
4
 
1.808
18:3 undifferentiated
g
5.136
4
 
0.231
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
1
 
0
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
 
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
 
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
 
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
0
0
 
0
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
0
 
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
0
 
0
Lycopene
mcg
0
0
 
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0
0
 
0
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19 (2006)

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live! 

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