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Contact: Christian Basi
University of Missouri-Columbia

Seeds and Oil

Caption: Sterculic oil is extracted from seeds of the Sterculia foetida tree. The oil contains unique fatty acids known to suppress a bodily enzyme associated with insulin resistance, which could indirectly help with reducing belly fat.

Credit: Keith Montgomery/University of Missouri

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