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. Not good, not bad. (source ◳)
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-Like Shortening
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