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Is rape lecithin vegan?

Rape lecithin is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is rape lecithin?

Rape lecithin is a byproduct of the oil extraction process from rapeseed, a member of the Brassicaceae family. It is a natural emulsifier that contributes to the smooth texture of many processed foods, including chocolate, margarine, and baked goods. Rape lecithin is composed mainly of phospholipids, choline, and fatty acids, and its use in food manufacturing helps to reduce viscosity, increase shelf life and improve mixing properties. Despite the name, rape lecithin does not contain any harmful substances associated with sexual assault – it is a safe and widely used ingredient in the food industry.

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