Facts and Food Sources of Lignoceric acid (C24)

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Lignoceric acid also known as tetracosanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid with C23H47COOH formula. It is a member of sub group known as very long chain fatty acids from 20 carbon atom onwards. It is present in various cerebrosides, wood tar and in limited amounts in most natural fats. The fatty acids of peanut oil comprises of small amounts of lignoceric acid (1.1% to 2.2%). It is a byproduct of lignin production. In mammals, it is synthesized during development of brain and present in cerebrosides.

Food Sources

Food name Weight (g) Lignoceric acid (g)
Peanuts 146 1.006
Macadamia nuts 134 0.377
Peanut Butter 32 0.236
Peanut oil 13.5 0.121
Margarine 232 0.102
Sesame seeds 150 0.080
Sunflower seeds 46 0.034
Brown rice 185 0.031
Coleslaw 191 0.031
Cashew 28.35 0.029
French fries 164 0.025
Chicken 133 0.024
Quinoa 170 0.017
Hemp seeds  30 0.017
Sorghum 192 0.015
Crab 85 0.015
Millet 119 0.014
Green peas 196 0.014
Pistachio 123 0.014
Pizza 164 0.013

 

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignoceric_acid

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Tetracosanoic_acid#section=Top

http://www.tuscany-diet.net/lipids/list-of-fatty-acids/lignoceric/

https://www.caymanchem.com/product/13353/

 

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