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What Is Behenic Acid?

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 In Food

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

Foods containing behenic acid are quite rare, but you can find it in peanut oil and peanut butter. (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 behenic acid .

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