Safety assessment of myristic acid as a food ingredient.

  title={Safety assessment of myristic acid as a food ingredient.},
  author={George A. Burdock and Ioana G Carabin},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={45 4},
Myristic acid is used in the food industry as a flavor ingredient. It is found widely distributed in fats throughout the plant and animal kingdom, including common human foodstuffs, such as nutmeg. Myristic acid (a 14-carbon, straight-chain saturated fatty acid) has been shown to have a low order of acute oral toxicity in rodents. It may be irritating in… CONTINUE READING