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What Is Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Heptadecanoic acid, 17:0, also known as Margaric acid or Heptadecoate.

It’s a saturated long-chain fatty acid that exists as a solid and is considered to be practically insoluble in water.

Odd- And Long-Chain

Heptadecanoic acid is an odd-chain and an long-chain saturated fatty acid. (source đź——)

Odd-chain fatty acids are found in human plasma and red blood cells. But can also be found in liver, buccal, and tissues. (source đź——)

Heptadecanoic acid accounts for only a small proportion of total saturated fatty acids found in various foods. (source đź——)

Foods You Can Find Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0) In

You find Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0) mostly in lamb, veal, and game, and beef products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Beef Fat
  • Lamb Fat
  • Veal
  • Seam Fat
  • Wagyu Beef

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