An acid which is carboxylic acid with a long unbranched aliphatic tail which is either in the form of saturated or unsaturated is known as fatty acids which have chain of number of carbon atoms as these fatty acids are derived from phospholipids. Fatty acids are very much important sources of fuel because of their metabolism which yield large quantities of atp. Types of fatty acids are long and short fatty acids which have chain of six carbons and also of 12 carbons. The forms of unsaturated fatty acids, saturated fatty acids and essential fatty acids. The important type is the omega fatty acids which are very essential for our body which contribute amount of fatty acids in our body. Omega 3 fatty acids are much essential for heart, skin and brain as these are physiological benefits. The other type includes omega 6 which is essential but is very much needed for pets.
Capric acid is known as 0 carbon fatty acid which is also similar to that of the fatty acids which are found in animal fats and milk, also in certain plants like palm oil, coconut oil. Capric acid is in its white crystal powdered form when it is in its refined form and also it is colorless, transparent or it can also be in the liquid form which is in pale yellow color. Capric acid is consumed as food products contain this acid especially milk and that of goat milk and coconut oil. Behenic acid is very much considered to be normal carboxylic acid which is also known as saturated fatty acid which consists of white and cream color crystal powder with the support of melting and boiling point.
Behenic acid is also present in the some other oils and oil bearing plants which also include canola and peanut oil and skins. Behenic acid is very commonly seen in peanut skin which almost contains 13 pounds as it very poorly absorbed. Behenic acid is often used for giving hair conditioners and moisturizers much of smoothing properties. Behenic acids are also used in lubrication of oils, as solvents evaporation for removal of paints.