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.
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Odd- And Long-Chain
Heptadecanoic acid is an odd-chain and an long-chain saturated fatty acid. (source ◳)
Odd-chain fatty acids are found in human plasma and red blood cells. But can also be found in liver, buccal, and tissues. (source ◳)
Heptadecanoic acid accounts for only a small proportion of total saturated fatty acids found in various foods. (source ◳)
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
- Seam Fat
- Wagyu Beef
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