Sunflower Lecithin, a GMO-free alternative

Due to the fact that more and more people are prone to have allergies, the food market offers alternative products. Sunflower lecithin is one of these sought-after products.

Sunflower Lecithin

  • is hypoallergenic, sustainable and safe

  • is not required to be disclosed as an allergen

  • offers a special feature over soy: no genetically modified sunflower seeds have been commercially grown worldwide

  • it is a great alternative to soy lecithin because with sunflower lecithin equally good results can be obtained

  • For food manufacturers, a steadily increasing demand for sunflower lecithin is quite evident. In the chocolate and confectionery industry alone, the amount of sunflower lecithin has increased by 60% in the period from 2010 to 2011. This strong trend is consistent – more and more companies are convinced of the characteristics and quality of sunflower lecithin.


    What is Sunflower Lecithin?

    Sunflower lecithins are complex mixtures of different polar lipids (phospholipids and glycolipids) and neutral lipids (triglycerides, sterines, fatty acids). Due to both its lipophilic and hydrophilic properties, sunflower lecithins are applicable as emulsifiers in the food industry.

    Sunflowerlecithin for the end-user by IVOVITAL

    Do you want to buy vegan sunflowerlecithin powder in small sizes? Please visit the sunflowerlecithin shop by IVOVITAL. There, you can order non-GMO sunflowerlecithin in sizes of 300g and 600g.


    Ukraine, Russia, Argentina and the EU 27 are among the largest growing areas used for producing sunflower seeds.

    For a long time Eastern Europe was the main supplier of sunflower lecithin. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, sunflower lecithin of low quality was on offer. Due to the strong demand for sunflower lecithin, the same quality level as soy lecithin has been reached in the meantime.