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Long-chain omega-3 oils: Current and future supplies, food and feed applications, and stability


Wijesundera, C and Kitessa, S and Abeywardena, M and Bignell, W and Nichols, PD, Long-chain omega-3 oils: Current and future supplies, food and feed applications, and stability, Lipid Technology, 23, (3) pp. 55-58. ISSN 0956-666X (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Increasing recognition of the health benefits of omega-3 long-chain (≥C20) polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 LC-PUFA or LC omega-3 oils) continues. But new sources are needed, with recent developments with novel land plants showing promise. The value of existing and future sources LC omega-3 oils occurs through aquaculture, livestock and other feeding. There is also a need toenhance the stability of oils containing LC omega-3 oils. Challenges include increasing DHA levels in land plants, increasing oxidative stability in food products and product labeling. Consumers have difficulty recognizing and differentiating long-chain and shorter-chain (SC, C18) omega-3 PUFA, both of which are referred to as "omega-3" fatty acids.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:long-chain omega-3 oils, food, stability
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal reproduction and breeding
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Sheep for wool
UTAS Author:Bignell, W (Mr Will Bignell)
UTAS Author:Nichols, PD (Dr Peter Nichols)
ID Code:68956
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-04-06
Last Modified:2012-12-05

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