EcovaPure™ PL-40 Egg Yolk Lecithin


EcovaPure™ PL-40 is a premium, patent pending lecithin product, isolated from egg yolk and containing about 40% phospholipids and 45% hydrolyzed proteins, and with about 5% neutral lipids. This unique product has been proven to be an excellent emulsifier and is in powder form, making it easy to work with and combine with other products. It is also a great source of phospholipids for nutritional uses (infant formula, lecithin supplements) as well as healthy egg protein.

EcovaPure™ PL-40 dissolves quickly in water and requires only a small amount to completely encapsulate the oil in an emulsion. It also meets consumer preferences for a non-GMO product which is extracted without the use of any harsh solvents, high temperatures, or high pressures that would denature the product. This makes it an excellent clean-label ingredient.

This product is the first egg lecithin to contain over 30% phospholipids AND exist in powder form. Most PL-30s and 40s come in a viscous paste. PL-30s and higher are often used in infant formula to provide necessary phosphatidylcholine for nervous system development. Unlike competitors, Ecovatec’s PL40 comes in a powder and is de-fatted so it contains less cholesterol than others.

Additional Benefits:

The triglycerides found in PL-40 include omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. It also contains naturally microencapsulated lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids associated with anti-inflammatory properties and overall cardiac health.

About Phospholipids:

Phospholipids are a major component of all cell membranes. Their unique structure makes them useful in water and fat/oil solutions and they are frequently used as emulsifiers (prevent oil and water separation). Phospholipid products are usually called lecithin and have a variety of commercial uses including pharmaceutical, cosmetic, dietic, and emulsification.

The phosphatidylcholine (PC) in phospholipids also provides well-documented health benefits such as: reduction in inflammation, cancer-prevention, cholesterol reduction, improved learning and memory, and treatment of liver diseases.


EcovaPure™ PL-40 meets world standards for the definition of lecithin, containing over 60% acetone insoluble matter. It can used in any quantity to provide nutritional value and, when used as an emulsifier, is typically used in amounts of 0.2-1% of an overall recipe (recipe dependent).

Food Applications:

Lecithin is primarily used in infant formula as well as supplements. It is also used as an emulsifier in many baked goods, confectionary, and sauces.

Cosmetic Uses:

  • Worked in cosmetics for its emulsification, emollient, solubilizer, and wetting agent properties.
  • The fats, phospholipids, and cholesterol in PL-40™ also help keep skin healthy and moisturized, slow the ageing process, and improve the skin barrier.