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Microalgae as an alternative source of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
Ryckebosch, E.; Bruneel, C.; Muylaert, K.; Foubert, I. (2012). Microalgae as an alternative source of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Lipid Technol. 24(6): 128-130. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/lite.201200197
In: Lipid Technology. Wiley: Weinheim. ISSN 0956-666X, more
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Abstract
    The health benefits of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 LC-PUFA) are recognized worldwide. The traditional source of omega-3 LC-PUFA is fish. However, global consumer needs cannot be supplied by the current global fish harvest. Therefore, new sources of omega-3 LC-PUFA have to be found. Microalgae are producers of omega-3 LC-PUFA and a potential alternative for seafood. Other sources of omega-3 LC-PUFA include krill oil, calamari oil and genetically engineered land plant crops.

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