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What Is Linelaidic Acid?

Linelaidic acid is a polyunsaturated trans fatty acid. It's a white or colorless viscous liquid.

trans-Isomer Of Linoleic Acid

18:2 t is called Linelaidic acid, it’s the trans-isomer of linoleic acid (18:2).

Isomers are compounds with identical chemical formulas, but different structures. 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 🗗)

Where To Find Linelaidic Acid

It is found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Their presence is linked to heart diseases. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out linelaidic acid .

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