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.
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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 🗗)
Industrial hydrogenation of vegetable oils is largely the main source of trans fatty acids in our diet. (source 🗗)
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. Nor good or bad. (source 🗗)
Where To Find trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids
If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out trans-monoenoic fatty acids .
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