Vegan’s omega source

10/28/2013 5:59:56 PM
written By :   Chitralekha Print
Last modified on Wednesday, November 13, 20135:24 PM

Mustard seeds, as is the case with all seeds in the Brassica family, have high levels of omega-3 (6-11%). Naturally, therefore, they are an inexpensive, mass-produced source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. While flax (linseed) oil has 55% plant-based omega-3, its appearance as a table or cooking oil is rather uncommon. Other than rapeseed and mustard oils, there are few sources of plant-based omega-3 in the Indian diet. When omega-6 intake is low, human beings can convert the plant omega-3 into the fish omega-3s. Can there be a better or more useful source for vegetarians? Heating to smoking point before cooking, as is done in India in a possible attempt to reduce its pungent taste and smell, however, leads to damage of the omega-3.

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