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What Are trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids & What Foods Can I Find It In?

trans-Monoenoic fatty acids are found both naturally in ruminant meat and dairy products and are industrially produced.

trans-monoenoic fatty acids are classifide as monounsaturated trans fatty acids.

The most abundant monoenoic fatty acids in animal and plant tissues are straight-chain compounds with 16 or 18 carbon atoms.

trans-fatty acids, that have been hydrogenated have shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Harmful trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids

The current nutritional view is that dietary trans-monoenoic fatty acids, especially those from industrial hydrogenation processes, should be considered as harmful. (source đź——)

Industrial hydrogenation of vegetable oils is largely the main source of trans fatty acids in our diet. (source đź——)

Natural trans-Fatty Acids

But there is research pointing to that natural trans-fatty acids such as those found in ruminant meat and dairy products are actually neutral towards health. Not good, not bad. (source đź——)

Examples of trans-monoenoic fatty acids:

  • Vaccenic acid 18:1-11 t (18:1t n-7)
  • Brassidic acid 22:1 t
  • Palmitelaidic acid 16:1 t

Foods You Can Find trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids In

You find trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids mostly in fats and oil, and snack products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Industrial Shortening
  • Soy Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Industrial Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Margarine
  • Margarine-Like Shortening

Foods That Contain trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


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've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.