Certified non-GMO, the de-oiled rapeseed lecithin is a response by the multinational to address European demand for more transparency to food production.
“In a world of increasingly label-conscious consumers, we are striving to meet demand for simple ingredients and provide the familiarity consumers are looking for related to food origin from trusted, reliable sources,” said Dr Roland Rabeler, lecithin product manager for Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers.
“With the introduction of the de-oiled rapeseed lecithin range of emulsifiers, customers can be assured Cargill has a lecithin option that will work for them. The de-oiled rapeseed lecithin range provides customers a cost-effective, label-friendly alternative to soy lecithin”.
According to Cargill, the de-oiled lecithin is sourced from Central European crops, with customers now able to select GMO and non-GMO lecithin products that are soy, sunflower or rapeseed-derived.
Its introduction to European shores mirrors that across the Atlantic, where the product portfolio has been available in the US and Canada since 2016.
Cargill are amongst a handful of suppliers offering de-oiled non-GMO lecithins. Along with ADM, other European lecithin specialists include German-based LECICO and Austrian firm Lecital.
“This range offers great emulsification performance without compromising on taste or texture”, said Juergen Detert, technical service manager for Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers.
“Our R&D and applications teams developed a texturizing solution that offers comparable functionality to soy and sunflower.
“At the same time, it delivers high flexibility and is easily incorporated into customer recipes.”