unsaturated fatty acids

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unsaturated fatty acids,

n.pl the double- or triple-bonded fatty acids contained primarily in vegetable oils and fish, which remain liquid at room temperature; linked to a reduction in the risk of developing heart disease.


1. not having all affinities of its elements satisfied (unsaturated compound).
2. not holding all of a solute which can be held in solution by the solvent (unsaturated solution).
3. denoting compounds in which two or more atoms are united by double or triple bonds.

unsaturated fatty acids
see fatty acids.
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Moreover, meat from the animals fed on upto 9%DDGS have better ratio of unsaturated fatty acids and flavor as compared to that of the animals fed diet having no DDGS, hence threat of coronary heart diseases associated with saturated fatty acids can be mitigated.
34 SNP, single nucleotide polymorphism; LD, longissimus dorsi; SFA, saturated fatty acid; USFA, unsaturated fatty acid.
According to the data, with the same concentration of TBHQ (RE), the saturated fatty acids content decreased as the concentration of RE (TBHQ) increased and the unsaturated fatty acids content, polyunsaturated fatty acids content and preserving rate of unsaturated fatty acids increased as the concentration of RE (TBHQ) increased.
Enhancement of the unsaturated fatty acids in ice cream by the manipulation of the cow's ration with unsaturated fatty acids and flaxseed oil in ice cream rendered it vulnerable to the oxidative breakdown (Lim el al.
Similar results were obtained in a study conducted by Kim (2005a), where the addition of sea urchin shell powder to the diet affected oleic acid, total saturated fatty acid (TS), total unsaturated fatty acid (TU), and TS/TU ratios.
percentage of oil content protein content oleic acid linoleic acid palmitic acid stearic acid saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.
Peroxide value in food products that contain lots of unsaturated fatty acids during storage will increase with increasing free radical formation, and after reaching the maximum value it will tend to decrease due to degradation processes that generate peroxide compounds aldehydes, alcohols, hydrocarbons, and other volatile compounds.
Interesterification of vegetable oils can replace an unsaturated fatty acid (such as oleic acid or linoleic acid) at the middle position (sn-2) of glycerol by a saturated fatty acid (stearic acid) with the help of catalysts or lipase enzyme.
In a separate study, NPURU scientists looked at a wide range of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids and discovered similar results.
4 Villegas AS et al stated that intake of different types of saturated, mono unsaturated, poly unsaturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids were correlated with depression - SFA and PUFA were inversely correlated, while TFA was positively correlated with depression.
Majority of the mutants of desi x kabuli introgression (CH40/91) showed increased in saturated as well as unsaturated fatty acids content simultaneously as compared to the mutants of three desi and kabuli types mutants.