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how to make sunflower lecithin

Quick Answer – Mechanical shearing (using a blender) is the most common way to render the macro-nutrients of the grassfed whey denatured post-manufacturing. Blending whey protein and water will force elements like the air that (not polarized) into spaces adjacent to the Tertiary & Quaternary Protein Structures. The force-fitting (denaturing) of the protein (without the lecithin adaptor for a snug fit) into the water creates for a smooth protein shake; however, it defeats the purpose of a truly-grassfed whey protein.

To learn more about pasteurization and the terms cold processed and cold filtered and how they are used correctly in the grassfed whey and dairy industries, you can visit our “What Does Cold-Processed, Cold-Filtred, Cold-Pressed Mean” blog.
As a standalone supplement, Lecithin is available at your local pharmacy. While soybean lecithin tends to come in granulated capsule form, you can buy sunflower lecithin in both powder and liquid form as well. Sunflower lecithin isn’t as standard, but many prefer it, especially if trying to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as mentioned earlier.

Naturally, AGN Roots Grass Grassfed Whey would only be satisfied with the highest quality lecithin available. Without a doubt, the healthiest lecithin comes from sunflower seeds. Our Sunflower Lecithin is Non-GMO and naturally extracted (mechanically) from sunflower seeds in a 100% chemical-free process. Being Non-GMO lecithin is in stark contrast to many other lecithin sources, including the more commonly used soy-lecithin, which requires chemical use (alcohols and petroleum-based) to extract from their respective sources. Soy lecithin is often associated negatively with the common allergen (Soy Allergy). Also, it carries within its properties that may impact your hormones (estrogen levels). However, at these quantities, that is highly unlikely and was massively hyperbolized years ago by the weight lifting supplement side of the industry.
Quick Answer – Sunflower lecithin is a clean emulsifier. In grassfed whey protein, Lecithin serves the role of an adaptor. Two chemicals that otherwise would never form a bond due to their differences in chemical composition like oil & water, whey protein, and water now have a bridging agent that allows them to bind to one another efficiently.
The minimal amount of non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin within AGN Roots Grassfed Whey allows our community of health enthusiasts accesses to nutrition-on-the-go without the clumps and chunks associated with mixing protein in a water-based solution without electric agitation. With an unwavering commitment to the integrity of our product while optimizing the functionality and sensitivities of mixing; the addition of sunflower lecithin couldn’t have been more of a clear choice.
Emulsifiers are everywhere and used in many industries to assist fats (oils) in uniformly dispersing in water (i.e., milk) and likewise for water to evenly distribute in fats (i.e., butter). An excellent example of this is why we use “soap and water” to wash our hands. If there is any oil on your hands, water alone will take a while and will not connect to the oil structures, thus bead off.
After making a whey protein powder shake, if you plan to save it for later, a rule of thumb by the FDA is to do so at 40°F (refrigerator temperature) with the recommendation of NOT letting it sit out longer than 2 hours unrefrigerated.

More Details – When a single-ingredient whey protein requires a blender to go into solution, the mechanical energy applied to the protein structures forces a change in shape, by definition denaturing the protein. As a dehydrated powder, whey protein structures and the macro-nutrients within are very fragile and require a soft hand for water phase reconstitution.

The very small amount of non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin within AGN Roots Grass-fed Whey allows our community of health enthusiasts access to nutrition-on-the-go without the clumps and chunks associated with mixing protein in a water-based solution without electric agitation. With this said, What is Sunflower Lecithin?

How to make sunflower lecithin

Based on typical content/100g

Our Sunflower Lecithin is premium quality, allergen free and a natural source of phiospholipids choline and other essential fatty acids. A natural emulsifier (prevents oil and water from separating). Sunflower Lecithin offers a multifunctional, flexible and versatile tool, its emulsifying properties give a consistent texture to dressings and sauces. Sunflower Lecithin can be added to bread recipes to improve quality, prolong freshness and to give a better texture and volume to the finished product. When added to crackers, biscuits and cakes it facilitates the dispersion of fats and the ingredients, acting as a relaxant, which prevents the mixture sticking. It can also be added to cheese dishes, pasta dishes and soups.
How to use: Lecithin powder can be emulsified into liquid using a blender.

Our Sunflower Lecithin is premium quality, allergen free and a natural source of phiospholipids choline and other essential fatty acids. A natural emulsifier (prevents oil and water from separating). Sunflower Lecithin offers a multifunctional, flexible and versatile tool. Its emulsifying properties give a consistent texture to dressings and sauces. Sunflower Lecithin can be added to bread recipes to improve quality, prolong freshness and to give a better texture and volume to the finished product. When added to crackers, biscuits and cakes it facilitates the dispersion of fats and the ingredients, acting as a relaxant, which prevents the mixture sticking. It can also be added to cheese dishes, pasta dishes and soups.
Ingredients: Sunflower Lecithin Powder (E322)
Storage Conditions: Shelf life of 2 years. Once opened must be stored in the refrigerator.
Dietary Information: Suitable for Vegan’s & Vegetarian’s, Non GMO, Halal friendly, Kosher friendly.

  • Emulsifier and texture improver
  • Ideal for stopping of fat and the separation of oil and liquids
  • Use to improve the texture and prolong freshness of dough
  • Add to sauces, drinks and soups
  • Use as a thickening agent

Typical Nutritional Information:

Our Sunflower Lecithin is premium quality, allergen free and a natural source of phiospholipids choline and other essential fatty acids. A natural emulsifier (prevents oil and water from separating). Sunflower Lecithin offers a multifunctional, flexible a