Volatile fatty acids

Volatile fatty acids

Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) are fatty acids with a carbon chain of six carbons or fewer. They are now usually referred to as short-chain fatty acids (SCFA).

They can be created through fermentation in the intestine.

Examples include:

External links

  • "Role of Volatile Fatty Acids in Development of the Cecal Microflora in Broiler Chickens during Growth" at asm.org