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What Is Octadecadienoic Acid (18:2 c) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Octadecadienoic acid, 18:2 c, is a straight-chain polyunsaturated cis fatty acid.

It’s the cis-isomer of Linoleic acid 18:2.

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cis-Isomer Of Linoleic Acid

18:2 c is the cis-isomer of Linoleic acid 18:2, also known as octadecadienoic acid. (source )

Isomers are compounds with identical chemical formulas but different structures.

The cis-isomer indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain.

While the trans-isomer indicates that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain. (source )

Foods You Can Find Octadecadienoic Acid (18:2 c) In

You find Octadecadienoic Acid (18:2 c) mostly in fats and oil, nut and seed, legume, and vegetable products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Corn Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower Seed Kernels
  • Peanut Butter
  • Olive Oil

Foods That Contain Octadecadienoic Acid In Our Nutrition Tool

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