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What Are trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids?

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 🗗)

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
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