Golden Ruler's of Penmai
- Sep 3, 2012
Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is mainly found in animal products such as fish, eggs and meats.
Richest Dietary sources of DHA include:
- Algae - Certain algae are natural sources of DHA. And while most people believe that fish produce their own DHA, in fact, it’s the algae they feed on that make them a rich source of DHA.
- Fatty fish including anchovies, salmon, herring, mackerel, trout and pilchards
- Organ meat such as liver
- Fish oil
- Small amounts found in poultry and egg yolks
There is a common misconception that foods like walnuts, linseed oil, and flaxseed oil are dietary sources of DHA. However, these foods are actually sources of alpha-linolenic acid, ALA, a precursor of DHA.
Smaller, but still significant, amounts of DHA are in these foods:
- Canned Tuna (which you can safely eat six ounces of each week)
** Fishes Names in Tamil - http://www.penmai.com/forums/miscellaneous-kitchen/21745-tamil-name-fishes.html#post112885
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