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Polyunsaturated content of oats

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Are oats considered a food high in polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acids?

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on August 28, 2012
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not negligible; 4% of calories.

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on August 26, 2012
at 09:04 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=omega+6+omega+3+ratio+vegetable+oil

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on August 26, 2012
at 08:55 PM

How does that compare to vegetable oils?

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2.3g of polyunsaturated fat per 100g of dry oats, 2.2g of which are o-6. The ratio heavily favors o-6 but the overall fat content is negligible.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 26, 2012
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=omega+6+omega+3+ratio+vegetable+oil

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on August 28, 2012
at 12:50 AM

not negligible; 4% of calories.

8c2eba9d5fb30451b540d1d7070ef146

on August 26, 2012
at 08:55 PM

How does that compare to vegetable oils?

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 26, 2012
at 08:45 PM

Oats are a grain, which means that it is considered non-Paleo, regardless of its fatty acid profile. I don't know of anyone who needs to up their omega-6 intake and even if they did, there are much better ways to get it than oats.

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