Organic Soya- and Sunflower Lecithin

Thanks to its tremendous development in recent years, the market for organic products has gained a solid foothold and continues to grow. Since lecithin – in accordance with Regulations (EC) 889/2008 and (EC) 834/2007 ­– is on the list of permitted additives for organic foods, conventional non­genetically modified lecithin can be used in these products. As long as the prescribed amount of max. 5% per recipe is not exceeded. But many manufacturers increasingly try to to meet consumer desires by producing their products without any conventional ingredients. This means that the ingredients and additives used must meet the criteria and the quality requirements of environmental regulations.

This is why LECICO now offers lecithins, which are naturally and ecologically produced and thus correspond to the complete concept of an "organic production." In this process, the oils are cold­pressed from the seeds and subsequently the lecithin is isolated through separation of the oil. Organic lecithin is extracted from soybeans or sunflower seeds, which are not genetically modified. In addition, these crops are grown organically, without the use of pesticides or other plant protection agents. The strict manufacturing criteria limit the produced quantity of organic lecithin compared to conventionally produced lecithin, but still, the amount of organic lecithin produced is growing by approx. 20% per year.


LECICO offers organic quality lecithin.

These organic lecithins are certified by ECOCERT and have
full seed origin traceability. This guarantees that contamination by GMO seeds is impossible. In addition, all organic lecithins of LECICO comply with Regulation (EC) 834/2007.

“Organic” Soya Lecithin

Of course, these organic lecithins are non­GMO and thus do not require labeling according to Regulation No. 1129/2011EU and 231/2012EU.


“Organic” Sunflower Seed Lecithin
Sunflower seeds have, as of yet, not been genetically modified. For this reason, all sunflower lecithin is non­GMO and is thus not subject to labeling in accordance with the aforementioned regulations. Another advantage of this lecithin is that sunflower lecithin is not considered allergenic.


Lecico Organic-Lecithin Products:

LECICO F 600 organic
Lecithin, fluid, filtered, neutral odor and transparent 62% AI
LECICO SUN 400 organic
Sunflower Lecithin, fluid, 60 % AI
LECICO SUN P 400 organic
Deoiled Sunflower Lecithin, powder, 96 % AI