Oleic acid is a fatty acid obtained from the hydrolysis of various fats 1. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), oleic acid may be added to foods for human consumption 2.
- The Merck Index. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., 2006.
- Food and Drug Administration. Title 21, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. 4-1-2011.