cis fatty acid

cis fatty acid

A natural fatty acid in which the carbon moieties lie on the same side of the double bond; natural fats and oils contain only cis double bonds (e.g., oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid with a cis configuration).

cis fatty acid

Nutrition A natural fatty acid, in which the carbon moieties lie on the same side of the double bond; natural fats and oils contain only cis double bonds–eg, oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid with a cis configuration. See Fatty acid; Cf Trans fatty acid.
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* oleic acid, the monounsaturated cis fatty acid normally found in olive oil,
Trans and cis fatty acids methyl esters (FAMEs) standards (GLC 481-B and 607) were purchased from Nu-Check- Prep, Inc.
Sum of petasins (petasin, neo-petasin, iso-petasin, S-petasin, 20.3% neo-S-petasin, iso-S-petasin) Fatty acids (total) 40.2% * Unsaturated cis-fatty acids 1.1% * Poly-unsaturated cis fatty acids 33.8% * Unsaturated trans-fatty acids 0.0% * Poly-unsaturated trans-fatty acids 5.3% Aroma components 7.0% Steroids/Phytosterols 1.2% Pyrrolizidine - alkaloids n.d.
The predominant unsaturated fatty acids, which come mostly from vegetable and fish oils in our dietary fats, are the cis fatty acids. A fatty acid molecule is a cis molecule when its hydrogen atoms are located in a normal position in its spatial arrangement.