Lecithin is naturally occuring group of phospholipids found in nearly every living cell. It is a vital, multifunctional, active substance used in manufacturing a variety of Food products, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Animal feeds among other wide ranging applications. It is used for its wide functional, Nutritional and therapeutic properties. Lecithin is natural dietary source of Essential Phospholipids–the valuable nutrients viz Phosphatidyl Choline, Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine, Phosphatidyl Inositol & Phosphatidyl Serine. These phospholipids are building blocks of life and are vital for healthy function of every cell membrane in the body.
In Feed Industries : Soya Lecithin Liquid – Feed, is used as Natural Emulsifier, Wetting agent, Dispersing agent, Stabilizing agent, Viscosity Reducing Agent, Anti-spattering agent, Mixing & Blending agent, Release agent, Conditioning, Lipotropic, Surface active agent and as an Emollient and Antioxidant as well.
In live-stock production the emulsifying properties of lecithin are made use of in the area where animals are given liquid food containing a large proportion of fat. These are primarily milk replacers for calves and cow's milk substitute for piglets. The energy supplier milk fat with cheaper type of fat. However, the digestibility of fats (not present in milk is considerably less). Use of lecithin in synthetic feed (up to 2.00%) considerable enhances the fat digestibility. In addition to this, feeding of lecithin also helps in calf rearing and fattening.
Shrimp / Prawn and Fish : lecithin exercise a beneficial effect on the health growth and feed utilization of trout, especially where fat is added to the diet. The addition of lecithin helps prevent liver metabolism disorders and shrimp/ fish already suffering from fatty liver degeneration make a rapid recovery.
Lecithin for aquatic diets
Pigs : artificial cow's milk has parts to play in feeding of suckling piglets where the cow is unable to produce enough milk. Use of lecithin up to 1.5% in the piglet feed supplement results in increased weight gain in specific time as against feed supplements without lecithin.
Hens : chicks display better growth and enhanced vitamin 'a' storage in liver when they receive lecithin (1.0%) in their diet. Beneficial effect on bone formation was also observed. In addition to above, no psoriasis occurs either.
Turkeys : lecithin containing diet (1.00% lecithin) influences the growth the turkey chicks while at the same time suppresses psoriasis. Functions & benefits in feed industry
|Prevents fattening of liver. Faster
recovery from illness. Increases survival
rate. Growth promoter. Better utilization
of fat & feed energy supplier.
|Appearance||Semi Liquid Viscous Syrup|
|Colour||12-14 Max on Gardner scale|
|Acid Value||Max 35 KOH/g|
|Peroxide Value||Max 5.0 m.eq|
|Hexane Insoluble||Max 0.30%|
|Acetone Insoluble||Min 60%|
|Viscosity||Max 120 Poise|
Packing & Storage : 200 kg Food Lacquer Coated MS/HDPE Drums / IMT IBC / ISO Tanks..
Storage & Shelf Life : 18 months from the date of manufacturing when stored in unopened original packing below 25oC. Should be kept in cool & dry conditions. Avoid exposure to Moisture, heat & light..