THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SUNFLOWER LECITHIN AND SOY LECITHIN
Soy and sunflower lecithin are two of the most popular lecithin supplements. Sunflower lecithin is the more expensive option because of the differences in production costs and yield. There are however definite advantages that sunflower lecithin has over soy lecithin.
One of the main advantages is the extraction process; sunflower lecithin gets extracted without the need for potentially damaging chemical solvents such as acetone and hexane.
Sunflower lecithin is also processed through a cold press system like the one used to derive olive oil and similar products.
It is the only lecithin which is obtainable both chemical-free and raw.
Sunflower lecithin is rich in choline and other essential fatty acids such as phosphatidylinositol.
Soy lecithin is derived by using dangerous chemicals like hexane.
Some people may develop soy allergies.