capric acid


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capric acid

[′ka‚prik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)8COOH A fatty acid found in oils and animal fats.
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We used two types of diet [provocative (PD) and corn diet (MD)]; each diet was then split into five batches that were supplemented with either salinomycin (70.0 mg/kg); triglyceride form of capric and caprylic acid (3.0 g/kg; MCT 1.38: 1); calcium butyrate (10.0 g/kg; CB); mixture of caproic, caprylic, and capric acids (8.3 g/kg; MCFA; 1: 1: 1); or without any supplement [control (C)].
Capric acid (decanoic acid) also contributes to the beneficial effect of VCO.
Moreover, among saturated fatty acids, a study compared the effects of diets high in caprylic acid (C8:0) plus capric acid (C10:0) and diets high in lauric acid (C12:O) on lipid metabolism.
Since an internal standard was available (capric acid), the concentration of the linked lauric acid was calculated by comparison of the linked fatty acid with the standard.
Coconut oil also contains caprylic acid and capric acid, both natural antifungals known to fight yeast overgrowth.
The primary fats in coconut oil are lauric and capric acid, which have anti-fungal properties.
Diacylglycerol-enriched structured lipids containing CLA and capric acid alter body fat mass and lipid metabolism in rats.
The levels of caprylic acid (C8:0) and capric acid (C10:0) can exceed 80% of the total fatty acids in the seed oil of some Cuphea species (Dehesh et al., 1996; Graham et al., 1981; Hilditch and Williams, 1964; van de Loo et al., 1993).
The company plans to operate in organic base chemical industry with an annual capacity to produce 118 tons of caprioc acid, 1,725 tons of caprilic acid and 1,724 tons of capric acid and 18,900 tons of laurie acid.
Members of the Cuphea (koo-FEE-ah) genus produce an oil rich in medium-chain triglycerides, such as lauric and capric acid. Industrial oils made from these acids are valuable to the United States because they can replace others made from imported palm kernel and coconut oil.
Table 5 -- unsaturated and saturated fatty acids Unsaturated Saturated Crotonic acid Butyric acid Oleic acid Caproic acid Vaccenic acid Caprylic acid Linoleic acid Capric acid Linolenic acid Lauric acid Erucid acid Myristic acid Palmitic acid Stearic acid
I don't know if it will taste goaty but I'll guarantee it will taste like capric acid if it isn't kept clean, fresh, and cold.