Asolectin comprises roughly equal proportions of lecithin, cephalin and phosphatidylinositol along with minor amounts of other phospholipids and polar lipids. Good source of fatty acids: about 24% saturated fatty acids, 14% mono-unsaturated and 62% poly-unsaturated fatty acids. For the reconstitution of vesicles in membrane studies; review about the swelling of soybean phospholipids in water and their function as oil-in-water emulsifiers.
Soy Phospholipids are potentially used as biologically active food additives. These lipids exhibit several biochemical and physical effects that might be useful to prevent pathogenesis. Soy phospholipids are known to lower lipid levels, regulate cholesterol and triglyceride levels, stabilize membrane functions, and support hepatic functions.