Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, has expanded its line of emulsifiers with the addition of deoiled canola lecithin. The company now offers customers three plant-sourced lecithin options soy, sunflower and canola in the U.S. and Canada.
Cargill’s canola lecithin helps food manufacturers deliver product attributes consumers increasingly seek, as it is a non-GMO option, may be used in organic products under certain circumstances and does not need to be declared as a major food allergen.
“We are continually working to develop products that meet the shifting expectations of today’s label-conscious consumers,” said Kathrine Lutz, marketing manager, Cargill. “Increasingly, our customers are looking for cost-effective, label-friendly ingredients. With the addition of canola, customers can be assured that whatever their needs, we have a lecithin option that will work for them.”
A versatile emulsifier and dispersing agent, Cargill’s canola lecithin may be used in a wide variety of food applications, including chocolate and confectionery, bakery and convenience foods. Dispersibility as well as functionality, taste and color are very comparable to soy and sunflower lecithin, the company said.
As a result, Cargill’s canola lecithin may be used as a one-to-one replacement for other lecithin types, making it easy for food manufacturers to incorporate into their product lines with only minor adaptations.