Facts and Food Sources of Palmitoleic acid

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Palmitoleic acid is an omega-7 monounsaturated fatty acid with CH3(CH2)5CH=CH(CH2)7COOH formula which is a common constituent of glycerides of human adipose tissue. It is found in all tissues but generally found in liver in higher concentrations in the liver. It is biosynthesized from Palmitic acid by activity of enzyme Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1. This acid could be abbreviated as 16:1∆9. Its dietary sources include breast milk, vegetable oils, animal fats and marine oils. Sea buckthorn oil and Macadamia oil are botanical sources having high concentrations which contain 19% to 29% and 17% of Palmitoleic acid respectively. It consists of 13.55% of fats from fruit of durian species Durio graveolens.

Dietary Sources

Food name Weight (g) Palmitoleic acid (g)
Kielbasa 370 2.394
Chicken 133 0.992
Cream 120 0.656
Swiss cheese 132 0.611
Cheddar cheese 132 0.532
Sausage 87 0.498
Queso blanco 118 0.432
Turkey 28.35 0.419
Queso seco cheese 97 0.326
Almonds 143 0.325
Mozzarella cheese 228 0.269
Sockeye salmon 85 0.265
Hamburger 99 0.243
Green plantains 118 0.219
Ricotta cheese 124 0.206
Pizza 103 0.161
Potatoes 229 0.153
Cream cheese 14.5 0.079
Oyster 85 0.073
Greek yogurt 150 0.058

 

References:

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

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