View Full Version : Lecithin granules, are they supposed to smell like this?
Gah, melting plastic. how is this stuff edible? holy nasty stanky eww!
I bought some for a recipe but now I'm not sure it won't make it inedible. PU!
Is it supposed to get stored in the fridge? Doesn't say so on the label but then again, flax seeds hardly ever do either.
nobody knows if this is the way lecithin is supposed to smell? i need to know before i make something with it or throw it all away.
please help!! :confused:
08-09-2009, 11:13 PM
*goes to sniff canister of lecithin*
Okay, mine smells like tofu water. Not really yummy, but not PU either. I'd take it back--is there an expiration date?
no date. i'll return it, i can't imagine eating it it smells so bad.
08-10-2009, 10:02 AM
Sorry, I read your post yesterday and was going to reply and got sidetracked. Mine don't smell wonderful but I have used them in ice cream and they were fine. They didn't smell actually bad though. I got mine in a bulk bin at HFS. I would take them back and try again.
i thought i'd try it with some coco cashew whip just to see and it turned out ok. i guess it was dilluted enough not to be noticable. i'm definately going to give some a sniff test at another store though and see if it smells the same just in case. i can't believe how icky it is! have to try the sunflower seed lecithin next time.
08-14-2009, 03:12 PM
i just bought some for the first time today and this thread scared me! haha. i just smelled mine and they have a distinctive smell, but i wouldn't say they're gross. they were in the refrigerated section where i bought them.
08-16-2009, 10:31 AM
Mine also smells like chemicals, most likely because it's extracted from soy using hexane derived from petroleum (like most soy products are). I've never realy used it anyway, it's normally used as an emulsifier but nuts are natural emulsifiers anyway and are already in most of the recipes that ask for lecithin making the lecithin unessecary to start with so I just don't use it.
08-16-2009, 11:46 AM
hey - what color is everyone's lecithin? i was just reading in the cafe gratitude dessert book that if your lecithin is yellow it's bad because good lecithin is beige - anyone know if that's true?
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