Optima 100% Pure Lecithin Granules are a naturally rich source of phosphatidyl choline (PC), phosphorus and Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. Phosphatidyl choline is a nutrient believed to help in the breakdown of fats and is also thought to play a role in brain function. The phosphorus present contributes to the normal function of cell membranes. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids are believed to help maintain normal cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health. This product contains lecithin extracted from non GM soya crops with granules of the highest quality which contain no additives. The granules have a pleasant, nutty flavour and can be eaten on their own or used as a thickening agent to help bind mixtures and create smooth blends in soups, sauces and dressings without impairing the flavour. These granules are ideal for people on a calorie controlled, low fat and low cholesterol diet. This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and is also gluten-free.