Olestra








Olestra

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Olestra is a hexa-, hepta-, or octa-ester of fatty acids and sucrose. The first structure below shows a typical triglyceride (fat), which Olestra is designed to replace.

typical triglyceride

sucrose, C12H22O11

stearic acid, a typical fatty acid

Olestra, typical structure

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