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What Is Arachidic Acid?

Arachidic acid, 20:0 known as icosanoic acid or eicosanoic acid. It’s a very long-chain, saturated fatty acid.

Diets rich in saturated fats like arachidic acid are associated with increased levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Arachidic acid is used in the industry for the production of detergents and lubricants.

Hydrogenation Of Arachidic Acid

Arachidic acid, 20:0, is a saturated very long-chain fatty acid.(source đź——)

By hydrogenation can arachidic acid be formed to arachidonic acid.

Arachidic Acid In Food

Arachidic acid is naturally found as a minor component of corn and peanut oils. (source đź——)

One of the main fatty acids in sesame oil is arachidic acid. The oil is remarkably stable and has antioxidant properties.(source đź——)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out arachidic acid.

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