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Which of the following is not an essential fatty acid:
Ans. D Oleic acid
- Essential fatty acids are linoleic acid, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid.
- All essential fatty acids are unsaturated, however, all unsaturated fatty acids are not essential, e.g., oleic and palmitoleic acids can be synthesized in the body and are thus not essential in diet.
The fatty acid with least melting point is oleic acid.