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What Is cis-9-Tetradecenoic Acid (14:1 c) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

cis-9-tetradecenoic acid (14:1 c) is uncommon in nature.

It’s a long-chain monounsaturated cis fatty acid and it is the cis-isomer of myristoleic acid 14:1.

cis-9-tetradecenoic acid is practically insoluble in water, and relatively neutral.

cis-Isomer Of Myristoleic Acid

14:1 c is the cis-isomer of myristoleic acid (14:1) and it's also called cis-9-tetradecenoic acid.

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 cis-9-Tetradecenoic Acid

14:1 c is an uncommon monounsaturated fatty acid.

It is found in a few foods, and in most cases, in very low quantities.

You can find it in foods like (source )

  • Anchovies
  • Loganberries
  • Sunflowers
  • Yellow Zucchinis
  • and Dates

One of the major sources of this fatty acid is the seed oil from plants of the family Myristicaceae. (source )

Another source is from several kinds of cheese such as

  • Cheddar
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • and American Cheese (From restaurant)

Foods That Contain cis-9-Tetradecenoic Acid In Our Nutrition Tool

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Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain cis-9-Tetradecenoic acid.

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