These are commonly found in animal body and are hard (solid) at room temperature. Lard, suet, and butter are common saturated animal fats. Coconut and palm oil are two saturated vegetable oils. Saturated fats are generally more stable than unsaturated fats and do not easily become rancid (undergo an oxidative change in molecular structure).
Saturated Fatty Acid A fatty acid with no carbon – carbon double bonds.