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.
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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 In Food
Dietary behenic acid is poorly absorbed. (source 🗗)
Foods containing behenic acid are quite rare, but you can find it in peanut oil and peanut butter. (source 🗗)
If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out behenic acid .