Table 1.

Fatty Acid Composition of Margarines Used in Diet Rich in TFAs and Diet Rich in Saturated Fatty Acids

Fatty AcidMargarine, g/100 g Fatty Acid
Trans-DietSat-Diet
Saturated30.563.1
Lauric acid (C12:0)ND24.5
Myristic acid (C14:0)0.110.2
Palmitic acid (C16:0)10.517.0
Stearic acid (C18:0)18.57.4
Cis-Monounsaturated18.620.9
Oleic acid (cis-C18:1n-9)8.019.9
Trans-Monounsaturated41.40.6
Trans-C18:140.910.3
Polyunsaturated8.715.0
Linoleic acid (cis,cis-C18:2)8.214.6
Others1.30.6
  • ND indicates not detected.

  • 1 Mainly n-10 (22%), n-9 (20%), and n-11 (17%) isomers.