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donescobar2000
10-22-2003, 05:58 AM
Does anybody have the poly breakdown for theses babies? I am trying to find how much n - 3 and n - 6s it they contain.

fuzz
10-22-2003, 06:45 AM
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

Go search, young man.

AlexBBbegginer
10-22-2003, 08:16 AM
The n-3 in nuts is not as beneficial as the n-3 in fish oil, and i wouldnt worry about n-6 intake since its very unlikely youll ever become deficient.

Try to keep the ratio of fats balanced!

Spartacus
10-22-2003, 07:51 PM
its definatly a good alternative to flax as a supplemental to fish oil.

TheGimp
10-23-2003, 06:19 AM
Perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but the database says they contain no n-3s or n-6s?

donescobar2000
10-23-2003, 08:20 AM
Yea...I was looking at that too.

Spartacus
10-23-2003, 08:50 AM
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
55.194

18:2 undifferentiated
g44.569

18:3 undifferentiated
g10.624

18:4
g0.000

20:2 n-6 c,c
g0.000

20:3 undifferentiated
g0.000

20:4 undifferentiated
g0.000

20:5 n-3
g0.000

22:5 n-3
g0.000

22:6 n-3
g0.000

i think that 18:3 is linolenic acid.

TheGimp
10-23-2003, 11:37 AM
Ah, because plant form is ALA which needs to be converted to EFA?

bradley
10-23-2003, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by TheGimp
Ah, because plant form is ALA which needs to be converted to EFA?

You are correct. The 18:2 is linoleic acid (n-6), where as the 18:3 is the linolenic acid (n-3) which would be converted into EPA/DHA.