I am trying to find out new ways to obtain DHA in my diet. I know some algae are an excellent source but I do not know which algae are in fact a good source, in particular which edible algae since I would like to eat it, rather than supplementing. Also if you could tell me how to find out the DHA versus ALA composition of fortified eggs I would appreciate it!
asked byPhilosopher (3524)
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on August 15, 2011
at 06:11 PM
I believe the best sources are either micro-algae oil or krill oil.
As far as edible algae are concerned I believe both Spirulina and Chlorella have some but not a huge amount. Still these are both wonderful food supplements to take.
Basically the krill eat the algae which concentrates the DHA. Then the salmon and sardines eat the krill which concentrates it even more. They have to squeeze a lot of algae or krill to get the oil which is why it is so darn expensive.
Much easier, for me, is to just eat sardines a couple of times a week. I never was a huge fan of sardines but if I fry them lightly in olive oil and eat them with a really nice tomatoe sauce or some chunky avocado salsa they are pretty good.