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What Is Myristoleic Acid (14:1) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Myristoleic acid, 14:1, is also known as tetradecenoic acid.

It’s an monounsaturated omega-5 fatty acid, which is quite uncommon in nature.

Myristoleic acid is biosynthesized from myristic acid.

Myristoleic Acid Accumulates Fat

Myristoleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid, also known as Omega-5. (source )

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

You can find benefits and side-effects of myristoleic acid in our article Myristoleic Acid (14:1): 2 Research-Backed Benefits & 2 Side-Effects .

Myristoleic acid is not that common in nature. But it’s found in various meats and oils, from plants like nutmeg. (source )

Foods You Can Find Myristoleic Acid (14:1) In

You find Myristoleic Acid (14:1) mostly in american indian and alaska native food, dairy and egg, beef, and lamb, veal, and game products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Beluga Oil
  • Whipped Butter
  • Bearded Seal Oil
  • Wagyu Beef
  • Seam Fat
  • Spotted Seal Oil
  • Veal

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