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lin·o·len·ic acid

An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.

[Blend of linoleic acid and -ene.]
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linolenic acid

(ˌlɪnəʊˈlɛnɪk; -ˈliː-)
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless unsaturated essential fatty acid found in drying oils, such as linseed oil, and used in making paints and synthetic resins; 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid. Formula: C18H30O2. Also called: alpha-linolenic acid
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lin′o•len′ic ac′id

(ˈlɪn lˈɛn ɪk, ˌlɪn-)
an essential fatty acid, C18H30O2, used in medicine and drying oils.
[< German Linolensäure (1887), alter. of Linolsäure linoleic acid, by insertion of -en -ene]
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Noun1.linolenic acid - a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid
soyabean oil, soybean oil - oil from soya beans
omega-6, omega-6 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning
flaxseed oil, linseed oil - a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints
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EFA Multi contains a 1500 mg EFA oil blend of fish and flax seed oils, 1000 mg of fish oil (providing 180 mg of EPA and 120 mg of DHA) and 500 mg of flaxseed oil (providing 266 mg of alpha linolenic acid and 55 mg linoleic acid) in a two soft gel a day formula.
They are also working to lower linolenic acid for flavor stability and to increase oleic acid, thus reducing or even eliminating the need to hydrogenate soybean oil for use in many foods.
The germplasm line's increased oleic acid level also correlates to a decrease in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as linoleic and linolenic acids, that cause off-odors and which break down when oxidized during aging or frying.
By comparison, the relatively high level of linolenic acid (80-100 g [kg.sup.-1]) in commercial soybean is considered an unstable component responsible for poor flavor and undesirable oil odor, particularly in cooking oils.
But they do agree on one point: formulas should at least contain linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that babies can convert, at least to some extent, to DHA.
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Arcadia Biosciences Inc (Nasdaq: RKDA), an agricultural food ingredient company, announced on Thursday the grant of further approval by the US FDA of the ingredient of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) safflower oil as both safe and nutritious for use in cat food.