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Omega 3's

Omega-3 fats are called that because of their structure, much like we call a floor made of marble, a marble floor, or a cup made of tin—a tin cup. Omega-3 fats are made with an omega-3 bond.

Omega-3 fats have unique properties and are found in distinctly different foods. The three most common omega-3s have long names, but can be remembered with their abbreviations: ALA for alpha-linolenic acid, EPA for eicosapentaenoic acid and DHA for docosahexaenoic acid. Find out more by clicking the links on the right side of this page.

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