Food and industrial lecithins


Linfa has many years of knowledge and experience in food and non-food industrial lecithins. We produce and supply lecithins, stabilisers and functional ingredients to the food and dietary sector, but also in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, feed , CMR and aquaculture, and in chemical applications, with flexible and customized solutions.

The most used lecithins in the food and industrial sectors are obtained from soybeans, which are obtained from the oil extracted by these beans, and sunflower lecithins, which are obtained from sunflower oil after crushing the seeds of the plant.
Among the characteristics that make these natural additives so particular and suitable for many different food, non-food and industrial applications we find: the emulsifying capacity (mixing water and oil), the easy solubility in liquids, the viscosity stabilisation and dispersing, anti-crystallizing and anti-staling properties (better and prolonged preservation of foods and preparations) and the release capacity, thanks to which, for example, any baked product can be easily removed from trays, pans, oven dishes, molds, etc.
Present in the market for 20 years, Linfa produces and distributes food and industrial lecithins, ensuring a flexible and careful service, with fast and on time deliveries in the ways (place and timing) preferred by the customer, both for small and large quantity lots.

Commercialisation of food and industrial lecithins

Linfa is specialised in the production and distribution of soy lecithin and sunflower lecithin, including organic ones, for the food sector and non-food lecithins for technical and chemical applications. We supply high quality fluid and deoiled lecithin both in powder and granules. Every lot is controlled and analysed before marketing, to ensure safety and functionality to our customers.

Applications of our lecithins for the industrial sector:

• Food: chocolate and spreads, baked goods and semi-finished products for bakery and pastry, frozen foods, food flavorings, water-soluble powders (coffee, milk, cocoa ...) and instant formulas, chewing gum, margarine, vegetarian and vegan products. We can also supply organic lecithins from soy and sunflower, if requested.

• Healthy - Nutraceutical: food supplements

• Pharmaceutical: Lecithins and phospholipids are precursors for more complex molecules with functionalities at the level of nerve exchanges and are used in balms, ointments, drugs, etc.

• Cosmetic: shampoos, moisturizers and sun creams, lipsticks, etc.

• Feed: CMR and aquaculture, but also for piglets and poultry farming

• Chemical: products for tanneries, paints, printing inks, fertilisers, pesticides

• Technical: oil industry, power plants, construction sites, metal cutting, extraction, ...
Food and industrial lecithins non-food applications
Please contact us for more information on soya and sunflower lecithins and their use in food and non food applications. You will find a partner able to offer you a proactive approach and guarantee you the best solutions according to your specific application and reference market.

Contacting Linfa srl for the supply of soya and sunflower lecithins for food and non-food applications

Linfa Srl is a dynamic Italian company that deals with the production and distribution of ingredients and additives for the food and non food applications, feed, pharmaceutical, nutraceuticals, cosmetic, technical and chemical industries throughout Europe.
Born in 2002 from the initiative of managers with many years of experience in leading multinationals in the additive sector, Linfa has consolidated several collaborations with selected suppliers. With continuous attention to market news, we offer a wide and diversified range of products such as lecithins and other stabilisers, gums and functional ingredients.

We guarantee to our customers a complete service, efficiency and knowledge, from sourcing to delivery. We ensure targeted technical and commercial support with customised solutions based on the needs of each specific industrial reality.
We ensure the highest level of quality control from raw materials to finished products, in order to supply ingredients and products able to satisfy all the users and deliver the requested safety and functionality.

By working exclusively with suppliers who use sustainable and ethical practices to conduct their business, we have always been committed to avoiding any negative environmental and social impacts of our supply chain.
Linfa Srl is Kosher - Halal accredited and organic certified (please visit certification page for more details)

How to contact us to receive information about food and non-food applications of our soy and sunflower lecithins

Please contact us by email or by telephone at the number +39 02 5394779.
Our offices are open Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 / 14.00-17.30 and they are based in Milano, Viale Brenta 6.
We are active throughout Italy and Europe.
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