Similar term(s): ALA.
An essential fatty acid and the major omega-3 fatty acid found in [plant based] food. Essential fatty acids are not produced by the body and must be present in the diet to maintain health.
The unique biochemical structure of alpha-linolenic acid is important and helps to make it a key player in immunity, vision, cell membranes, and the production of hormone-like compounds.
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Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA)
It is most abundant in canola oil.
Fatty Acids - Omega-3 fatty acids
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