Facts and Food Sources of Pentadecanoic acid (C15)

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Pentadecanoic acid is a saturated fatty acid with molecular formula CH3(CH2)13COOH. In nature, it is rare and found at the level of 1.2% in the milk fat from cows. The butterfat in cow’s milk is the major dietary source and used as a marker for consumption of butterfat. Pentadecanoic acid occurs in hydrogenated mutton fat. It composes of 3.61% of the fats from fruit of durian species Durio graveolens. It may promote mother-to-child transmission of HIV through breastfeeding.

Food Sources

Food name Weight (g) Pentadecanoic acid (g)
Veal 113 0.444
Cheddar cheese 132 0.420
Swiss cheese 132 0.403
Parmesan cheese 100 0.240
Ricotta cheese 124 0.133
Kielbasa 370 0.122
Sunflower oil 14 0.112
Potatoes 229 0.098
Lamb 85 0.066
Neufchatel Cheese 28.35 0.059
Sausage 43 0.056
Red (sockeye) salmon 108 0.054
Cream cheese 14.5 0.050
Greek yogurt 150 0.047
Pizza 103 0.046
Salmon 85 0.039
Beef 30 0.037
Hamburger 95 0.036
Cottage cheese 113 0.033
Swordfish 85 0.028

 

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