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What Is Oleate (18:1 c) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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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 )

Uses Of 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 )

Foods You Can Find Oleate (18:1 c) In

You find Oleate (18:1 c) mostly in fats and oil, nut and seed, and legume products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Safflower Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Corn & Canola Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Margarine

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