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What Is Capric Acid?

Capric acid, 10:0, is a saturated medium-chain fatty acid that is also known as decanoic acid. Capric acid is used in the manufacture of esters for artificial fruit flavors, among other things.

Uses Of Capric Acid

Capric acid is a saturated medium-chain fatty acid. (source 🗗)

Capric acid is often used as anti-salmonella food additives in the hen diet. Capric acid is also used to make esters for perfumes and artificial fruit flavors. (source 🗗)

Capric Acid In Food

The acid is found naturally in the coconut and palm kernel oils as well as the milk of various mammals.(source 🗗)

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

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