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What Is Pentadecenoic Acid?

Pentadecenoic acid, 15:1, is a monounsaturated uncommon fatty acid. Even though it is one of the most common odd-chain fatty acids, it is rare in nature.

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Odd-Chain Fatty Acid

Pentadecenoic acid is an odd-chain fatty acid. (source 🗗) Odd-chain fatty acids are those fatty acids that contain an odd number of carbon atoms.

Where To Find Pentadecenoic Acid

Pentadecenoic acid is found naturally in animal fat. It’s also found in the milk fat from cows, so the butterfat in cow's milk is our major dietary source of pentadecenoic acid. (source)

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

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I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!