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What Is Eicosatrienoic Acid (20:3) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Eicosatrienoic acid, 20:3, is an unsaturated fatty acid.

It has 20 carbon atoms and 3 double bonds.

Eicosatrienoic acid is a polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid.

In our body, it represents less than 0.25% of serum phospholipid fatty acids.

Eicosatrienoic Acid Is Rare

20:3 or Eicosatrienoic acid is a rare polyunsaturated fatty acid. (source )

Oleic acid can be converted in the body to eicosatrienoic acid under special circumstances. (source )

The Family Of Eicosanoids

Eicosatrienoic acid belongs to the family of eicosanoids.

The eicosanoids, when working together, are widely responsible for inducing an inflammatory immune response in the body. (source )

Foods You Can Find Eicosatrienoic Acid (20:3) In

You find Eicosatrienoic Acid (20:3) mostly in nut and seed, american indian and alaska native food, spices and herb, lamb, veal, and game products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Pine Nuts
  • Bearded Seal Oil
  • Pepper
  • Lamb Testes
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Spotted Seal Oil
  • Beef Liver

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Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.