Monogastrics – fatty acid position on triglycerides vs digestibility

Absorption of saturated fatty acids (e.g. C16:0 and C18:0) as monoglycerides (on the sn-2 position) is much greater than that of free fatty acids hydrolysed from the sn-1 position of triglycerides. Furthermore, this effect differs between species, with the effect being more pronounced in broilers than in pigs.