GMO-free sunflower seeds

Worldwide, no genetically modified sunflower seeds have been grown commercially.

Possible contaminations with soya can be prevented when the production facilities only process sunflower seeds and no rapeseed or soy.

Sunflower and soya lecithin differ only slightly in their chemical and physical composition.

The special property of the sunflower seeds is that they are not commercially grown. Apart from the production without genetic modifications, sunflower lecithin has an additional advantage over soya lecithin, as it exhibits a slightly higher proportion of valuable unsaturated fatty acids.

The pleasant taste and smell of sunflower lecithin offers versatile use in many applications. The fields of application in the food and health food industry are diverse.


Sunflower Lecithin is available as fluid, powder or compound.

Fluid Sunflower Lecithin

Due to effective filtering schemes, fluid sunflower lecithins show no or only few waxes and are available in light colour and in a transparent consistency.

Powder Sunflower Lecithin

Sunflower lecithin powder contains a high concentration of phospholipids, which has the advantage that even the use of small amounts can achieve very good results in the applications. Its use has been simplified.

Compound Sunflower Lecithin

Powdery compounds can be obtained on different carriers. With a small dosage of 1-3%, they are the ideal emulsifiers for baked goods.

Organic Sunflower Lecithin

More and more frequently, fluid and powder sunflower lecithins are offered in organic quality, which additionally are convincing as non-GMO and hypoallergenic. So far no allergenic reactions are known, which are triggered by this lecithin.

In the production of organic sunflower lecithin, only purely organically grown sunflower seeds are used, which are not genetically modified. In the first step of production the seeds are peeled, this means that through a mechanical process the shell is removed. In a second step, the sunflower seeds are cold-pressed in order to extract sunflower oil. By adding water, the lecithin which is included in the oil, forms an emulsion and is then separated by centrifuges. Afterwards, a gentle drying of the emulsion follows, consisting of water and lecithin until the water content is below 1%.
This product is called raw-lecithin because there is another step to the finished product, called standardization. In this process the sunflower lecithin is adjusted by the addition of organic sunflower lecithin, so that it can be applied easily in the food industry, but also corresponds to the requested parameters for lecithin. The whole process from the seed to the organic sunflower lecithin is certified and therefore traceable in every step. In the natural production process of organic sunflower, lecithin no chemical solvents are used.