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What Is 18:2 i & What Foods Can I Find It In?

18:2 i is an isomer from Conjugated linoleic acids, CLA 18:2. They contain similar nutrient profiles.

With the exception that 18:2 i is found abundant in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

Consumption of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable diseases.

18:2 i is classified as a polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid.

18:2 i, Not Recognized As Safe

18:2 i is found mostly in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Partially-hydrogenated oils are when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to increase shelf-life and flavor stability of foods. (source )

In 2015, the FDA released its final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe. (source )

Foods You Can Find 18:2 i In

You find 18:2 i mostly in fats and oil, baked, snack, and dairy and egg products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Soy Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Industrial Shortening
  • Industrial Oil
  • Margarine
  • Palm Oil
  • Vegetable Shortening

Foods That Contain 18:2 i In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most 18:2 i we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain 18:2 i.

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