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What Is Heneicosanoic Acid (21:0) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Heneicosanoic acid, 21:0, is also known as Heneicosylic acid.

It’s a long-chain saturated fatty acid.

It is the conjugate acid of a henicosanoate.

Heneicosanoic acid has been primarily detected in urine.

Heneicosanoic acid is a potentially toxic compound, just like Heptanoic acid.

Potentially Toxic

Heneicosanoic acid is a potentially toxic compound in large quantities. (source )

Where To Find Heneicosanoic Acid

Heneicosanoic acid is a long-chain saturated fatty acid. (source )

Heneicosanoic acid is a part of the fatty acids found in red blood cells.

Heneicosanoic acid is found in small amounts in breast milk fat and in some plants. (source )

Examples of food sources include

  • Soybean Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • and Butter

Foods That Contain Heneicosanoic Acid In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

We currently have just a few foods in our nutrition tool that contain Heneicosanoic acid.

Here's our short list of foods that contain Heneicosanoic acid.

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