STEVE HORRELL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE HORRELL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Lecithin granules on a spoon. Lecithin or phosphatidylcholine is a phospholipid found in egg yolks and the plasma membranes of plant and animal cells. The form seen is derived from soya beans. It is used as an emulsifier in foods, cosmetics and plastics. The granules are also taken as a dietary supplement to assist in the breakdown of body fat to aid slimming.
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