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What Is Lauroleic Acid (12:1) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Lauroleic acid (12:1) is also known as 9-dodecenoic acid.

It’s a medium-chain fatty acid with a 12-carbon backbone and a single double bond.

Lauroleic acid is an monounsaturated uncommon fatty acid.

Lauroleic Acid As Food Additive

In its natural form is lauroleic acid abundant in dairy.

But lauroleic acid is also commonly used as a food additive. (source )

Foods You Can Find Lauroleic Acid (12:1) In

You find Lauroleic Acid (12:1) mostly in dairy and pork products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Butter
  • American Cheese
  • Milk
  • Whole Milk
  • Cured Bacon

Foods That Contain Lauroleic Acid In Our Nutrition Tool

You can access 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 Lauroleic acid.

Here's our short list of foods that contain Lauroleic acid (12:1).

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