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What Is beta-Sitosterol & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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3D-model of beta-Sitosterol (src)

beta-Sitosterol is a member of the class of phytosterols, belonging to the sterols.

It has chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol.

beta-Sitosterol Is A Sterol

beta-Sitosterol is a sterol found in almost all plants.

It is one of the main sub-components of a group of plant sterols known as phytosterols that are very similar in composition to cholesterol. (source )

The major phytosterols are beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. (source )

Benefits And Side-Effects Of beta-Sitosterol

beta-Sitosterol has both benefits and side-effects, you can check them out in our article beta-Sitosterol: 2 Research-Backed Benefits & One Side-Effect .

Foods You Can Find beta-Sitosterol In

You find beta-Sitosterol mostly in fats and oil, nut and seed, and snack products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Corn Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Margarine
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Sesame Seed Kernels

Foods That Contain beta-Sitosterol In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most beta-Sitosterol we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain beta-Sitosterol.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




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.