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(noun)  A type of essential fatty acid that is essential for good health.

Flaxseeds are far and away the best vegetarian source of this polyunsaturated fat, with 8.5 grams of omega-3 per tablespoon. Other good vegetarian sources of omega-3 are seaweed, hemp oil, walnuts, canola oil, and dark green leafy vegetables. In addition, foods such as eggs and milk may be fortified with omega-3.

Alternate spellings

omega 3, omega3


n-3, w-3

Related terms

omega-6polyunsaturated fat


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