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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 đź——)

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

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

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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