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What Is cis-Linoleic Acid?

cis-Linoleic acid, 18:2 n-6 c,c, is a polyunsaturated cis fatty acid. It is an 18-carbon chain with two double bonds in cis configuration.

cis-Linoleic acid is the cis-isomer of linoleic acid 18:2, n-6.

The consumption of linoleic acid is vital to proper health, as it is an essential fatty acid.

cis-Isomer Of Linoleic Acid

Linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, also known as an omega-6 fatty acid. It typically occurs in nature as a triglyceride rather than as free fatty acid, and it’s mostly found in plant oils. (source 🗗)

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

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