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Kitchen Dictionary: lecithin

Pronounced: LEHS-uh-thihn

A fatty substance made from egg yolks and legumes, which is used to preserve, emulsify and moisturize food. Vegetable oil sprays contain lecithin and greatly cut fat in cooking as a result.


Season: available year-round

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0
Calories from Fat (%)
Total Fat 0.0g %
Saturated Fat 0.0g %
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg %
Sodium 0mg %
Potassium 0mg %
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g %
Dietary Fiber 0.0g %
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g %

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