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What Is Behenic Acid (22:0) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Behenic acid, 22:0, is a saturated very long-chain fatty acid that’s not that common.

Behenic acid is present in some oils and oil-bearing plants, like rape-seed.

But as a dietary oil is a behenic acid poorly absorbed.

Despite its low bioavailability, behenic acid still can raise cholesterol levels.

Uses Of Behenic Acid

Behenic acid is a saturated fatty acid. (source )

Behenic acid is a major component of ben oil, extracted from the seeds of the moringa tree. Which is used in perfumes and cosmetics. (source )

Behenic Acid Is Rare

Dietary behenic acid is poorly absorbed. (source )

Foods containing behenic acid are quite rare, but you can find it mostly in nuts. (source )

Foods You Can Find Behenic Acid (22:0) In

You find Behenic Acid (22:0) mostly in sweets, fats and oil, legume, and nut and seed products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Hazelnut Spread
  • Peanut Oil
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Honey-Combed

Foods That Contain Behenic Acid (22:0) In Our Nutrition Tool

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Sara
Niemelä

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.