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Which one of the following combination of all three fatty acids are essential for human beings ?


A
Oleic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid
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B
Palmitic acid, linoleic acid and arachidonic acid
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C
Oleic acid, linoleic acid and arachidonic acid
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D
Linoleic acid, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid
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Solution

The correct option is C Linoleic acid, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid
Essential fatty acids are those fatty acids that cannot be synthesized in the body and must be supplied from food. These fatty acids are obtained from the plant. There are three essential fatty acids for human beings, namely, linoleic acid, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid. Linoleic acid is obtained from vegetable oils. Linolenic acid is obtained from green leafy vegetables, walnut, soybean oils. Arachidonic acid is obtained from meat, egg, poultry.
Thus, the correct answer is option D.

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