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What Is Valeric Acid (5:0)?

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3D-model of Valeric acid (5:0) (src)

Valeric acid, 5:0, is a short-chain saturated fatty acid. It's the conjugate acid of a valerate. Valeric acid is found in our tissue and biofluids.

Valeric acid is not that common in nature.

Valeriana Officinalis

5:0 is a saturated fatty acid called valeric acid or pentanoic acid. (source )

It's a colorless, oily liquid with a very unpleasant odor, described as stale cheese. (source )

Valeric acid is found naturally in plant valerian, Valeriana officinalis, from which it gets its name. (source )

Uses Of Valeric Acid

Valeric acid is mainly used in perfumes and cosmetics but also as a food additive.

It is the esters of valeric acid that they use.

They give a fruity flavor. (source )

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Niemelä

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.