Explain the composition of triglyceride.

Triglyceride is a glyceride, which is formed from a single molecule of glycerol, esterified with three fatty acids. It is mainly present in vegetable oils and animal fat.

Structure of triglyceride

The general chemical formula of triglyceride is , where R1, R2, and R3 are fatty acids. These three fatty acids can be same or different.

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