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What Is cis-Eicosapentaenoic Acid (20:5 c)? What Foods Can I Find It In?

cis-Eicosapentaenoic acid, 20:5 c, is a straight-chain polyunsaturated cis fatty acid whose double bonds all have the cis configuration.

It’s the cis-isomer of Eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, 20:5.

cis-Isomer Of Eicosapentaenoic Acid

20:5 c is the cis-isomer of Eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, 20:5. It’s a polyunsaturated fatty acid. (source 🗗)

Isomers are compounds with identical chemical formulas but different structures.

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 🗗)

Foods You Can Find cis-Eicosapentaenoic Acid (20:5 c) In

You find cis-Eicosapentaenoic Acid (20:5 c) mostly in seafood, dairy and egg, sausage and luncheon meat, and poultry products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Alaska Pollock
  • Haddock
  • Light Tuna
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Cheddar

Foods That Contain cis-Eicosapentaenoic Acid In Our Nutrition Tool

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

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