Fatty Acids | Bioactive Compounds in Cordycep Militaris

Fatty Acids | Bioactive Compounds in Cordycep Militaris

Cordyceps strains can contain the level of the unsaturated fatty acid up to 57.84% and the saturated fatty acid up to 42.16% [12]. The fatty acids present in Cordyceps strains such as lauric acid, myristic acid, pentadecanoic acid, palmitoleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, docosanoic acid and lignoceric acid have been identified and quantified [13]. Kwan-Won et al., have shown a large quantity of essential fatty acids, including linolenic acid (31.9%) and linoleic acid (12.3%), and unsaturated fatty acid of oleic acid (33.8%) in the freeze-dried stromata of C. militaris [14]. The fatty acids can reduce the blood lipids and are helpful in preventing the cardiovascular disease.
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