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Some scientific research suggests that possible deficiency of omega-3 is not a major concern for vegetarians or vegans. There are several kinds of Omega 3: ALA, EPA and DHA. The first can be found in plant products, such as linseed and chia seed, while the second and third belong primarily to animal products like fish, but can be sourced from algae. Hence ...


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A distinction needs to be made between the different omega 3 fatty acids, namely ALA, EPA and DHA. All three of them are needed in a healthy human. Humans can metabolise ALA into EPA, and EPA into DHA, but the process is inefficient, can be inhibited by high Omega 6 fat intake, and requires a huge supply of ALA (or EPA, to produce DHA). (Other omega 3 acids ...


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Demand for palm oil has fueled massive forest destruction throughout Indonesia (35% of world production) and Malaysia (39% of world production). Orangutans are endemic to Borneo and Sumatra. Borneo is divided amongst three nations: Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. Palm oil production is the biggest cause of Orangutan habitat loss. It's the cause of the ...


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Because several ecosystems are being destroyed to fuel the oil palm industry. It might be animal-free, but it is not cruelty-free. The oil palm agribusiness is devastating the rainforest in Southeast Asia: The two largest oil palm-producing countries—Indonesia and Malaysia—are located in Southeast Asia, a region with numerous endemic, forest-dwelling ...


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There are several reasons: First, many vegans are concerned for the planet and the environment. A large proportion of deforestation in recent years has been caused by the expansion of oil palm fields, partly provoked by the demand for biofuels. So, boycotting palm oil is a way to reduce or express resistance to destruction of the environment. Second, there ...


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What are vegan sources of Omega 3 that are not algae, seeds, or nuts? It seems you're in luck - it should be easy to obtain from these sources: Vegetables, especially green leafy ones, are good sources of ALA, one form of omega-3 fatty acids. Although ALA isn't as powerful as the other omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, these vegetables also have ...


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I personally do not worry about the EPA and DHA intake that I have. When I used to care about my Omega 3 (ALA) intake, I consumed a lot of flax seeds and chia seeds which are both pretty high in Omega 3 and also have a good Omega 3 and Omega 6 ratio. Since you specifically asked for non-ALA answer though, they only feasible way for most vegans to get their ...


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Vegan omega 3 supplements are widely available. In the UK they can be found in any "health food" type store, for example. Typically these supplements are flaxseed oil or linseed oil in non-gelatine capsules. You can also use liquid flaxseed/linseed oil. You get a much higher dose from a teaspoon of oil than a capsule. I find the flavour quite vile, so when ...


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I will try to answer your question based on the types of saturated fats that some vegetable sources contain as compared to animal sources. The presumably two biggest sources of saturated fats in vegan diet are coconut products (notably coconut oil) and palm oil. Other sources can be various nuts, non-exotic oils, cacao etc. but these contain smaller amounts ...


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Grains, nuts, algae, and flax are all potential sources of Omega 3 (source)


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I remember seeing some information about this before when I started supplementing flax meal in my diet. I remember that flax seed oil cannot be heated but whole flax and flax meal can be. I also remember someone saying that whole flax seed had to be baked for your body to be able to break it down where as meal did not but I never really saw any proof of that....


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Omega3 is contained in vegetarian/vegan food, and in good quantities, in particular some of the top rich foods in Omega3 are good for a vegan diet. Edamame/Soy (but be careful, soy based foods increase chance of getting fat, and according to some experts increase breast cancer) Nuts, are surprisingly rich in Omega3 (9000 mg over 100g of nuts) Beans, maybe ...


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Coconut oil 85-91% saturates Cocoa butter 57-64% saturates Palm oil1 ~50% saturates 1Although many veg*ns avoid this. See Why do many vegans avoid products which contain palm oil?


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Chia seeds have a very mild nutty flavor. I put them in smoothies. I use a Bullet blender and just toss them in. Favorite smoothies: Carrot, celery, 🍏 apple, chia seeds, orange juice; Pineapple juice, chia, banana, coconut flakes. Because they’re so mild, I suppose you could bake them into a casserole, or sprinkle on top of either a sweet or savory dish ...


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Keep eating nuts and seeds, but delay processing as late as possible. The process of slicing or grinding nuts increases the surface area of nut which is exposed to the air, and that accelerates the process of oxidative rancidification. It is best to store nuts whole (either shelled or unshelled) and then process them (eg. shelling, slicing, grinding) at the ...


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I think in this case it is not about being organic, but sustainable. https://www.rspo.org/about https://theconversation.com/palm-oil-boycott-could-actually-increase-deforestation-sustainable-products-are-the-solution-106733 If certification of palm oil becomes more popular, it will improve prospects for wildlife, including orangutans. This is why major ...


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Nordic Naturals algae oil gelcaps are vegan. Many assume that omega-3s have to come from fish oil. That is why we created Algae Omega. Nordic Naturals Algae Omega is the ideal vegetarian alternative to fish oil. This omega softgel is certified vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association. It is also suitable for vegans. It is made from microalgae, ...


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While palm oil is praised for its bland taste (thus not affecting the taste of the food), oxidative stability and therefore long shelf life, there are several grave problems with it, mainly of ecological character, but some also related to health. To speculate why, even though it is plant-based ingredient, vegans shun palm oil, I would say that vegans, in ...


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There are plenty of fatty crops grown in Canada such as soybeans or seeds The major oilseeds grown in Canada are soybeans, sunflowers, canola and flax. Other seeds grown in Canada are for example pumpkin or hemp seeds. In addition, there are nuts. Many different types of nuts are grown in Canada such as hazelnuts, walnuts, and almonds (even peanuts are ...


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This kind of questions will always be a bit subjective but I believe one can call themselves vegan if they are doing as much as possible* to avoid animal abuse. For instance, I wouldn't judge for not refusing a pig heart valve to fix your faulty heart valve, but some vegans might. On the other hand, vegan omega 3/6/9 pills do exist and they might be ...


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Omega 3 is only produced by algae and plants, fish only have it because they eat algae. If you are worried about EPA and DHA you can make an algae salad with sesame in Japanese style or go to an Asian restaurant. Nori seaweed is cheap were I live but for the most part I don't worry about this because the body can convert ALA to EPA and EPA to DHA and ...


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I've got a bottle of these in my refrigerator right now. My wife prefers to add ground flax seeds to her food. It's often hard to tell what supplements you might need or what effects the supplements you are taking have on you. It's anecdotal, but the EFA supplements I take, along with a couple other things, seem to noticeably reduce some chronic joint pain ...


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In addition to the answer by Sergi Ballestar it is important to mention: Fat Soluble Vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins will not dissolve in water. Instead, fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed best when taken with higher-fat foods. There are four fat-soluble vitamins: vitamin A vitamin D vitamin E vitamin K One blog post opines: Low-...


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Types of fat Fat is mainly composed of fatty acids. A distinction can be made between two groups of fats: saturated fats which are usually solid at room temperature, and unsaturated fats, which are usually liquid at room temperature. Fatty acids are made up of chains of carbon atoms with a COOH (carboxyl group) at one end. A fatty acid with no double carbon-...


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I take a supplement. I have no idea if I need a supplement because there appears to be no hard data on ALA conversion rates. I might be on the upper end of the curve, but I have no easy way of knowing. I could start eating more sea vegetables. They are abundantly available here in west Houston. Unfortunately, I haven't found any labelled with DHA content. ...


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Chia seeds form a very viscous substance when soaked. This is similar to the behaviour of flax seeds, but chia seeds have a much more neutral flavour that goes well with sweet foods. It is a popular "raw food" ingredient, because of its binding and nutritional properties. Soaking chia seeds for 15 minutes or so in vegan milk, fruit juices or a mixture of ...


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Chia Egg Substitute for Baking 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds 2.5 Tbsp water Berry Chia Jelly INGREDIENTS 10 to 12 ounces (around 2 ½ cups) frozen raspberries, preferably organic 10 to 12 ounces (around 2 ¼ cups) frozen blueberries, preferably organic/wild. ¼ cup chia seeds 2 tablespoons orange juice (about ½ medium orange, juiced) Up to ...


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