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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 đź——)

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 đź——)

Behenic Acid Is Rare

Dietary behenic acid is poorly absorbed. (source đź——)

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

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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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.