Fat compound having room for more than one hydrogen atom, because their carbon chains have many double bonds.
A fatty acid that has more than one double bond (C=C) in the carbon chain. Linoleic acid is an example.
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(of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) having many unsaturated bonds
Fatty acids with more than one unsaturated carbon. Polyunsaturated oils freeze at lower temperatures than the monounsaturated and saturated oils and fats and are preferred to reduce risk of heart disease.
fatty acids (PUFAs) Polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in oil from oily fish and vegetable sources such as the nuts and seeds ( chia, perilla, flax, purslane, hemp and canola) (from Medterms.com).
fat) POL-ee-un-SAT-yer-a-tid FAT A fatty acid with more than one double bond. 45
Polyunsaturated fats or oils. Originate from vegetables and are liquid at room temperature. These oils are a good source of the unsaturated fatty acids. They include flaxseed with added vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), sunflower oil, safflower oil, and primrose oil.
A term for fats that are thought to be least likely to encourage production of arterial plaque when eaten in quantity (see Plaque, arterial). Polyunsaturated fats tend to be more liquid than saturated fats.
A fatty acid containing more than one pair of carbon-carbon double bonds.
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A fatty acid is said to be polyunsaturated if four or more hydrogen atoms are missing from its hydrocarbon chain. Polyunsaturated fats are those which contain a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are thought to be less harmful to the heart and arteries than saturated fats, and may even be beneficial.