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Octadecatetraenoic acid/Parinaric acid

α-Parinaric acid is a conjugated polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbons and four double bonds.

This fatty acid was discovered by Tsujimoto in 1933. α-Parinaric acid occurs naturally in the seeds of the makita tree (Parinarium laurinum), a tree found in Fiji and other Pacific islands. Makita seeds are contain about 46% α-Parinaric acid, 34% α-eleostearic acid as major component with lesser amount of saturated, oleic acid and linoleic acid.

α-Parinaric acid also found in the seed fat from Impatiens balsamina and mackrel oil.


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