Dietary Energy Value of Medium‐chain Triglycerides

@article{Ingle1999DietaryEV,
  title={Dietary Energy Value of Medium‐chain Triglycerides},
  author={D. L. Ingle and A. Driedger and K. Traul and D. Nakhasi},
  journal={Journal of Food Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={64},
  pages={960-963}
}
  • D. L. Ingle, A. Driedger, +1 author D. Nakhasi
  • Published 1999
  • Chemistry
  • Journal of Food Science
  • As a fat source in our diet, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) result in lower fat deposition when compared by 2 methods to long-chain triglycerides. Using data from 10 animal studies, the calculated energy loss during utilization of MCTs was 16%, resulting in a net energy value (NEV) of 6.97 kcal/ g. The NEV calculated from the molecular composition of 9 MCTs with widely varying caprylic:capric fatty acid ratios was 6.72 ± 0.16 kcal/g. For 5 MCTs with completely defined fatty acid compositions… CONTINUE READING
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