[ Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine ]
Not to be confused with Lectin.
Any of a group of amphiphilic fatty substances found in animal tissues, egg yolk, and some plants.
Lecithins are usually phospholipids, consisting of phosphoric acid with choline, glycerol or other fatty acids.
Commercially, lecithin refers to a mixture of phosphatidylcholine and other phosphatides, commonly used as an emulsifier in processed foods.