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What Is Elaidic Acid (18:1 t) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Elaidic acid, 18:1 t, is an monounsaturated trans fatty acid. It is the trans isomer of oleic acid, 18:1.

Elaidic acid is believed to have an impact on raising LDL and lower HDL cholesterol.

trans-Isomer Of Oleic Acid

18:1 t is called Elaidic acid. It’s the trans-isomer of oleic acid (18:1). (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 )

Elaidic Acid In Fat And Oils

Elaidic acid is the major trans fat found in hydrogenated vegetable oils.(source )

Elaidic acid is naturally present in ruminant fat, meat, and dairy products (source )

Foods You Can Find Elaidic Acid (18:1 t) In

You find Elaidic Acid (18:1 t) mostly in and fats and oil products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Industrial Shortening
  • Soy Oil
  • Soy & Palm Oil
  • Industrial Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Margarine
  • Margarine-Like Shortening

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