See Monounsaturated Fatty Acid.
Fatty acids in which only one area of the molecule is not saturated with hydrogen. Replacing saturates with monounsaturates helps to lower LDL-cholesterol without reducing HDL-cholesterol.
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) have one double bond. Plant sources that are rich in MUFAs include vegetable oils (e.g., canola oil, olive oil, high oleic safflower and sunflower oils) that are liquid at room temperature and nuts.
(monounsaturated fat, monounsaturates or monounsaturated) means cis monounsaturated fatty acids. ( acides gras monoinsaturés, graisses monoinsaturées, gras monoinsaturés, lipides monoinsaturés ou monoinsaturés) [B.01.001
Fatty acids, such as oleic acid, whose carbon chains have one double bond. Foods high in monounsaturated fats include canola and olive oil.
Fatty acids which contain only one double bond (a type of chemical bond) in their structure.
a fatty acid with one double bond
fatty acids that have a single double bond.
A type of unsaturated fatty acid in which the chain of carbon atoms is missing one pair of hydrogen atoms. Monounsaturated fat is found mostly in vegetable oils such as soybean, olive, canola, and peanut. Because it aids stability, oils high in monounsaturated fatty acids are good for frying applications Soybean oil contains approximately 24 percent monounsaturated fatty acids. When substituted for saturated fat, mono-unsaturated fat helps lower LDL cholesterol levels while leaving HDL cholesterol levels unchanged.