Choline in Foods


Choline’s significance in the very beginning stages of human nutrition has earned it “required” status in infant formula in the US and worldwide; it is an important component of breast milk.
Choline is also naturally found in certain foods, such as egg yolks and liver, as phosphatidylcholine. Natural dietary sources of choline such as these can also be high in fat and cholesterol, however. They may be undesirable or impractical to consume in large quantity for other reasons, including allergenicity. Many of these dietary sources are foods frequently refused by infants and children.
Memor-C™ choline salts are are ideal for food fortification.  Unlike many vitamins, choline exhibits excellent stability in harsh processing conditions. It is easy to add to a variety of food systems, and it imparts a negligible negative sensory effect to the foods to which it is added. Choline chloride and choline bitartrate are the highly soluble, stable, bioavailable forms of choline that have been incorporated into numerous nationally-branded foods, beverages, and supplements in recent years.

  • Baked goods and baking mixes
  • Beverages and beverage bases (non-alcoholic, including coffee and tea)
  • Breakfast cereals (ready-to-eat, instant and cooked)
  • Mike and products of milk origin (cheese, yogurt, butter, frozen dairy desserts and mixes)
  • Dairy product analogs
  • Fats, oils, shortenings and dressings
  • Grain products and pastas
  • Plant protein products, reconstituted vegetable protein and meat analogs and extenders made therefrom
  • Fresh and processed fruits and fruit juices
  • Fresh and processed vegetables and vegetable juices
  • Snack foods
  • Gravies and sauces
  • Soups and soup mixes
  • Condiments, relishes, sauces, topping and syrups
  • Jams and jellies
  • Seasonings and flavorings and blends thereof

These product categories are the ideal vehicle to deliver to choline's many important lifelong nutritional benefits - with a strong, clear message on the label.