This video is an independent project for ASPB Conviron Scholars Program that aims at communicating plant science to the broader public.

Plants can make various kinds of fats and oils that are important to our daily life. What makes these compounds solid or liquid, healthy or unhealthy, depends on the types of fatty acids they contain. This video will walk you through a variety of fatty acids; many of them are impactful on our health, including monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, saturated fatty acids, and trans fatty acids. You will have a clear picture of what you are eating or using after seeing these molecules being vividly displayed in 2D and 3D.

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