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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 đź——)

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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