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What Is Oleate?

Oleate, 18:1 c, is a long straight-chain monounsaturated cis fatty acid, also known as cis-9-Octadecenoic acid.

It’s the conjugate base of oleic acid 18:1.

Oleate has a role as an Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, metabolite. It means that it helps keep your digestive tract healthy.

cis-Isomer Of Oleic Acid

18:1 c, is called Oleate and is the cis-isomer of oleic 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 đź——)

Where To Find Oleate

Oleate is the most widely distributed and abundant fatty acid to be found in nature. Commercially it’s used in lotions and as a pharmaceutical solvent. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out oleate .

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