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What Is cis-Erucic Acid?

cis-Erucic acid, 22:1 c is also known as cis-13-Docosenoic acid. It is the conjugate acid of Erucic acid 22:1. It belongs to the class of organic compounds known as very-long-chain fatty acids and a monounsaturated cis fatty acid.

cis-Erucic acid has been found in endocrine gland tissue and also in several biofluids. Health concerns about cis-Erucic acid and Erucic acid are raised, and research is ongoing.

cis-Isomer Of Erucic Acid

22:1 c is the cis-isomer of Erucic acid 22:1. It’s also called cis-Erucic acid or cis-13-Docosenoic 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 đź——)

22:1 c is a monounsaturated very long-chain fatty acid. (source đź——)

Where To Find cis-Erucic Acid

cis-Erucic acid is found mainly in plants of the Brassica family, like canola, rapeseed, wallflower seed, mustard seed. You can also find it in Brussels sprouts and broccoli. (source đź——)

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

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