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.
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Hydrogenation Of Arachidic Acid
Arachidic acid, 20:0, is a saturated very long-chain fatty acid.(source 🗗)
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 🗗)
One of the main fatty acids in sesame oil is arachidic acid. The oil is remarkably stable and has antioxidant properties.(source 🗗)
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