Fatty Acids



A Gift for when they say I Brew. Makebeer.net





A fatty acid is a carboxylic acid, an organic acid characterized by the presence of a carboxyl group, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Triglycerides are composed of individual fatty acids. It takes three fatty acid molecules to make a single triglyceride molecule. A single glycerol molecule link together fatty acids. The glycerol molecule acts as a “backbone” for the triglyceride.



There are dozens of different types of fatty acids. They are grouped together into three general categories: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. There are many different kinds of fatty acids in each general category.


Saturated Fatty Acids

Acetic acid 2 carbons 0 double bondsVinegar
Butyric acid 4 carbons 0 double bonds Butterfat
Caproic Acid 6 carbons 0 double bonds Butterfat
Caprylic acid 8 carbons 0 double bondsCoconut oil
Capric acid 10 carbons 0 double bondsPalm oil
Lauric acid 12 carbons 0 double bondsCoconut oil
Myristic Acid 14 carbons 0 double bonds Nutmeg oil
Palmitic Acid 16 carbons 0 double bondsAnimal & vegetable oils
Stearic acid 18 carbons 0 double bondsAnimal & vegetable oils
Arachidic acid 20 carbons 0 double bondsPeanut oil


Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

Palmitoeic Acid 16 carbons 1 double bondButterfat
Oleic Acid 18 carbons 1 double bond Olive oil
Erucic Acid 22 carbons 1 double bond Rapeseed or canola oil


Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Linoleic acid 18 carbons 2 double bondsVegetable oil
Alpha-Linolenic acid 18 carbons 3 double bonds Linseed oil
Arachidonic acid 20 carbons 4 double bonds Lecithin
Eicosapentaenoic acid 20 carbons 5 double bonds-Fish oils
Docosahexaenoic acid 22 carbons 6 double bondsFish oils


Buy at Art.com
Olive Oils
Buy From Art.com


eVitamins>

Solo Build It!




Home

Emu Oil


The information on Healthy-Healing-Oils.com is not offered for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease or disorder nor have any statements herein been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We strongly encourage you to discuss topics of concern with your health care provider.

Return to Top






eVitamins



Raw Organic Superfood Smoothie Powders


Free shipping on quality books


Gourmet Nuts, Dried Fruits & Chocolates