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What Is Phosphatidylcholine & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Phosphatidylcholine is a member of the Choline family. It belongs to the choline phospholipids.

Choline is a complex essential nutrient involved in several diverse body functions.

Phosphatidylcholine is an essential structural component of cell membranes.

Phosphatidylcholine Is Fat-Soluble

Phosphatidylcholine is a fat-soluble nutrient. (source )

Phosphatidylcholine In Your Body

Phosphatidylcholines are the most common phospholipids found in fat molecules in the body's choline. Phosphatidylcholine accounts for about 95% of total choline in tissues. (source )

Phosphatidylcholine are a major source for the production of in the body. (source )

Phosphatidylcholine is absorbed intact and finally distributed to tissues and other organs, including the brain and placenta. (source )

Different Cholines

There are several different cholines. The most common sources of choline in foods are phosphatidylcholine, sphingomyelin, phosphocholine, glycerophosphocholine, and free choline. (source )

Foods You Can Find Phosphotidylcholine In

You find Phosphotidylcholine mostly in poultry, dairy and egg, vegetables, and baked products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Ground Turkey
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Onion Rings
  • Whole-Wheat Bread

Foods That Contain Phosphotidylcholine In Our Nutrition Tool

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Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Phosphotidylcholine.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.