Facts and Food Sources of Margaric acid (C17)

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Margaric acid also called Heptadecanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid with CH3(CH2)15COOH molecular formula. It is a basic component of fat and milk fat of ruminants. It occurs in natural vegetable and animal fat at high concentrations. It comprises of 2.2% fats from fruit of Durio graveolens (durian species). In 19th and 20th centuries, various reports of acid was found in natural fats in meaningful amounts. Salts and esters of margaric acid are known as heptadecanoates.

Food Sources of Margaric acid

Food name Weight (g) Margaric acid (g)
Beef 113 1.220
Lamb 85 1.158
Veal 113 0.716
Kielbasa 370 0.422
Cheddar cheese 132 0.252
Swiss cheese 132 0.249
Bacon 85 0.233
Macadamia nuts 132 0.206
Mozzarella cheese 132 0.152
Parmesan cheese 100 0.148
Pork 85 0.128
Ravioli 262 0.118
Turkey 113 0.115
Tamales 186 0.110
Hamburger 99 0.106
Beef 30 0.083
Egg 67 0.082
Ricotta cheese 85 0.078
Red (sockeye) salmon 108 0.076
Margarine 232 0.072

 

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