lauric

Definitions

  • (adjective): Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis)

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Example Sentences

  • Nearly 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is of a type rarely found in nature called lauric acid, a "miracle" compound because of its unique health promoting properties.

  • They are known as lauric oils because they contain lauric acid as the major fatty acid.

  • The saturated fat in dairy products (called lauric acid) elevates LDL blood cholesterol, whereas that in meat and chocolate (called stearic acid) does not.

  • American scientists found that a component of mother's milk, called lauric acid, which also is found in coconut oil, had acne-fighting qualities.

  • Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties.

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