Bio-availability and metabolism of n-3 fatty acid rich garden cress (Lepidium sativum) seed oil in albino rats.

@article{Diwakar2008BioavailabilityAM,
  title={Bio-availability and metabolism of n-3 fatty acid rich garden cress (Lepidium sativum) seed oil in albino rats.},
  author={Bastihalli Tukaramrao Diwakar and Pradeep K Dutta and Belur Ramaswamy Lokesh and Kamatham Akhilender Naidu},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={123-30}
}
The ratio of fatty acids namely linoleic acid (LA, 18:2, n-6) and alpha linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3, n-3) in the diet plays an important role in enrichment of ALA in tissues and further conversion to long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5, n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6, n-3). Garden cress seed oil (GCO) is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acid and contains 29-34.5% of ALA. In this study, dietary supplementation of GCO on bio… CONTINUE READING