A heterogeneous catalytic vacuum distillation process is used under high temperature conditions to isomerize linoleic acid in triacylglyceride vegetable oils to CLA to produce CLA-rich oils. After processing, the catalyst may be removed by filtration or centrifugation to obtain high quality, CLA-rich oils. The CLA-rich oils may then serve as a potent and bioactive nutraceutical and can be incorporated into various food products, such as a CLA-rich dressing, margarine or chips.
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Proctor, A., & Shah, U. (2015). Conjugated linoleic acid rich vegetable oil production from linoleic rich oils by heterogeneous catalysis. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/9