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Foods richest in omega 3?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Other than salmon...what are the best/most concentrated sources of omega3? I know walnuts have omega 3 but don't they have a lot of omega 6/PUFAs too?

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on April 24, 2012
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Grain fed or grain finished lamb will have more n-6 than purely grass fed lamb.

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on April 24, 2012
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Nice Answer Sunny Beaches!

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wow--thank you so much for the wonderful information!! I have chia seeds at home and was thinking of sprouting them before eating them. do you think this would impact the omega 3 amount?

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Hm, maybe it depends on the age of the lamb at slaughter and the feed it received?

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Whoa, why is there such a huge variation--anywhere from 100-1200mg of OMG3 in 100 grams of lamb?

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http://paleozonenutrition.com/2011/05/10/omega-6-and-3-in-nuts-oils-meat-and-fish-tools-to-get-it-right/

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:51 AM

I think seafood is your best bet.

Here's a chart that gives you a list of high omega-3 seafood choices, in addition to omega-6 content. For the top seafood sources, I'd stick to Alaskan salmon, herring, sardines, trout, shrimp and oysters to eat regularly (lower on the food chain so less toxins, more sustainable methods of capture). Mackerel and tuna tend to be higher in mercury and toxins. foods-richest-in-omega-3?

Other sources if you want to vary it up a bit/don't like that much seafood (but the 3-6 balance isn't as nice looking as it is in a lot of seafood):

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:59 AM

http://paleozonenutrition.com/2011/05/10/omega-6-and-3-in-nuts-oils-meat-and-fish-tools-to-get-it-right/

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Whoa, why is there such a huge variation--anywhere from 100-1200mg of OMG3 in 100 grams of lamb?

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on April 24, 2012
at 12:09 PM

Grain fed or grain finished lamb will have more n-6 than purely grass fed lamb.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on April 24, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Hm, maybe it depends on the age of the lamb at slaughter and the feed it received?

6235e0b7e3c4c4b9df3d926829bc32f6

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on April 24, 2012
at 03:33 AM

wow--thank you so much for the wonderful information!! I have chia seeds at home and was thinking of sprouting them before eating them. do you think this would impact the omega 3 amount?

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on April 24, 2012
at 06:08 AM

Nice Answer Sunny Beaches!

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on April 24, 2012
at 05:26 AM

Fish caviar, burbot or cod liver. I just gut one kilo of smelts and got 100grams of caviar. Also bought one pound of whitefish caviar. Omega 3s, EPA, K2, caviar has it all! :)

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on April 24, 2012
at 12:37 AM

Sardines and mackerel. Walnuts have lots of omega 6, as well as the less useful type of omega 3s (ALA, not EPA or DHA)

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