lecithin lecithin  /ˈlɛ sə θən/


  • (n) a yellow phospholipid essential for the metabolism of fats; found in egg yolk and in many plant and animal cells; used commercially as an emulsifier


  1. A group organized around devotion to carrot-bulgur-lecithin surprise cake unglued when Frito crumbs were discovered in their beds.
  2. At that point, the level of a phospholipid known as lecithin usually rises sharply and surpasses the level of another lipid, sphingomyelin.
  3. On the shelves are strange labels: Granola, mung beans, Tiger's Milk, lecithin, all at nonsensical prices.


  • Jane Says: What You Should Know About Lead in Green Tea

    “I always thought green tea was good for you, but recently I’ve heard reports that it can contain the additive soy lecithin (why??) or be contaminated with lead. Should I stop drinking it?”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

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