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What Is Linoelaidic Acid (18:2 t,t) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Linoelaidic acid is a polyunsaturated trans fatty acid, TFA.

Linoelaidic acid is a trans isomer of linoleic acid.

It belongs to the class of organic compounds known as lineolic acids and derivatives.

Two trans Double Bonds

Linoelaidic acid is an octadecadienoic acid, with two trans double bonds at positions 9 and 12. (source )

It can be found in plant glycosides and is an essential fatty acid in mammalian nutrition.

Linoelaidic acid is used in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins and cell membranes.

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Linoelaidic Acid Is A trans Fatty Acid

Linoelaidic acid is a nonconjugated trans fatty acid that is linked to heart diseases.

Trans fatty acids are normally not detected in raw food oils. But is a very common unsaturated fat in partially hydrogenated oils.

Trans fatty acids are produced during industrial hydrogenation of plant oils. (source )

Foods You Can Find Linoelaidic Acid (18:2 t,t) In

You find Linoelaidic Acid (18:2 t,t) mostly in fats and oil, beef, pork, sausage and luncheon meat products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Soybean Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Ground Beef Patties
  • Pork
  • Turkey Frankfurter
  • Corn-Based Puffs Or Twists

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