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What Is Myristic Acid?

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 🗗)

Myristic Acid In Food

Myristic acid is found in most animal and vegetable fats, particularly butterfat. Myristic acid is one of the most abundant fatty acids in milk fat, above 10%. But can also be found in coconut, palm, and nutmeg 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 myristic acid.

Other Uses Of Myristic Acid

Myristic acid is used to synthesize flavors. It’s also often used as an ingredient in soaps and cosmetics. (source 🗗)

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