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What Is Oleic Acid (18:1) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Oleic acid, 18:1, is classified as a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that is abundant in human tissue.

Oleic acid is found in many foods and therefore is common in our daily diet.

Oleic Acid Is An Omega-9 Fatty Acid

Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid and an omega-9. Omega-9 is not essential, meaning that our body can produce it by itself.

It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a mild odor. (source )

Triglyceride esters of oleic acid comprise the majority of olive oil.

It's also the major fatty acid in human milk. (source )

Benefit Of Oleic Acid

Oleic acid is considered to be highly stable to oxidation and therefore can enhance the activity of antioxidants. (source )

You can read about other benefits that oleic acid has in Oleic Acid (18:1): 3 Research-Backed Benefits .

Foods You Can Find Oleic Acid (18:1) In

You find Oleic Acid (18:1) mostly in fats and oil products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Sunflower Oil
  • Hazelnut Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Shortening Frying
  • Canola Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Industrial Shortening

Foods That Contain Oleic Acid (18:1) In Our Nutrition Tool

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Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.