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What Is Brassidic Acid?

Brassidic acid, 22:1 t, is a monounsaturated trans fatty acid also known as 13(E)-Docosenoic acid. It’s the trans-isomer of Erucic acid, which is an omega-9 acid.

This acid occurs in nature only along with bitter-tasting compounds.

trans-Isomer Of Erucic Acid

22:1 t is also called brassidic acid and is the trans-isomer of Erucic acid 22:1. (source 🗗)

Isomers are compounds that contain exactly the same number of atoms. The cis-isomer indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain. While the trans-isomer indicates that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain. (source 🗗)

Where To Find Brassidic Acid

Brassidic acid has a double bond and is a member of the sub-group long-chain fatty acids. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out brassidic acid .

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