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What Is Myristic Acid (14:0) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Myristic acid 14:0, also known as tetradecanoic acid.

It’s a common saturated long-chain fatty acid.

Nutmeg butter has 75% trimyristin, the triglyceride of myristic acid.

Myristic Acid Accumulates Fat

Myristic acid is a saturated long-chain fatty acid. (source )

This fatty acid is known because it accumulates fat in the body.

But consumption of myristic acid impacts positively on cardiovascular health. (source )

Uses of Myristic Acid

Myristic acid is used to synthesize flavors.

It’s also often used as an ingredient in soaps and cosmetics. (source )

Foods You Can Find Myristic Acid (14:0) In

You find Myristic Acid (14:0) mostly in fats and oil, spices and herb, nut and seed, and dairy and egg products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Nutmeg Butter Oil
  • Ucuhuba Butter
  • Nutmeg
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Babassu Oil
  • Shortening Confectionery

Foods That Contain Myristic Acid (14:0) In Our Nutrition Tool

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Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.