Emulsifier ? what to use in Europe


#1

I have been doing DIY soy lent for a while, but i have started to think of is there a way to keep the powder mixed in the water for a longer period of time then jus 1min? is there some cheap Emulsifier in Europe?

this is my recipy 3000kcl Myarter


#2

Soy lecithin, xanthan gum, and gum acacia are all used in the official Soylent recipe. I’ve found all of them to be very good at keeping my drink in suspension.


#3

do you have any good and cheap online sources for that that you would recommend?


#4

This one will probably work.


#5

Chia seeds are also awesome, they keep mine in suspension all day.


#6

50€ for 1kg is quite expensive it seems. Is there no European Lecithin sources?


#7

I don’t know if adding more Lecithin is the answer. Don’t you have 34g in your recipe already?


#8

no, I’m just adding different sources to cheek what it will cost


#9

For my own recipe I do think the Lecithin helps a bit, but the Chia really did make a notable difference for me. Early on I ran out of Chia for a day or two and made it thinking that the Lecithin alone would be enough, it was not.

I make mine the day before I use it, without the Chia there is noticeable separation in the morning, but with it in there you wouldn’t know the difference from when it was mixed. I do notice it separating if I leave it for 2 or 3 days though.

I’ve also heard good things about xanthum gum, but have never tried it, I do have a bag to experiment with but haven’t seen a need for it yet. My understanding is that it does take some experimentation to get the amount right, but maybe someone who has worked with it can shed some light.


#10

il try cha seed if i find it in cheap bulk. xanthan gum seams to be good and cheaper the lecithin, somebody who have any experience with that?


#11

€0.30 a day, if you use 6 gram daily (soylent 1.0 uses 6 gram lectichin)

lectichin granules are much cheaper, but they don’t seem to dissolve very good IME


#12

her is Xanthan gum for around 15.81€/kg compared to 31€/Kg of lecithin
witch translates to 0.09€ daily with 6g


#13

How do you know that 6g lectichin has the same effect as 6g xanthan gum ?


#14

well i don’t know that, many i only need 3g to get the same effect. or perhaps the double, it still cheaper tho and i have a source of Cholin