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linolenic acid

 [lin″o-len´ik]
an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by animal tissues and must be obtained in the diet.

lin·o·len·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-len'ik as'id), Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid (also referred to as α-l); an 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals. γ-linolenic acid is 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid.

linolenic acid

/lin·o·len·ic ac·id/ (lin″o-len´ik) a polyunsaturated 18-carbon essential fatty acid occurring in some fish oils and many seed-derived oils.

linolenic acid

(lĭn′ə-lĕn′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.

linolenic acid

[lin′ōlen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, linon, flax, oleum, oil
an unsaturated essential fatty acid occurring in triglycerides of canola, soy, linseed, and other vegetable oils.

linolenic acid

An essential 18-carbon fatty acid with 3 unsaturated bonds of either plant (alpha-linolenic acid) or animal (gamma-linolenic acid) origin.

lin·o·len·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-len'ik as'id) Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
An 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals.

linolenic acid

An essential fatty acid. Like LINOLEIC and arachidonic acids it is polyunsaturated and found in vegetable oils and wheat germ.

linolenic acid

an essential fatty acid; α-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing three double bonds at carbons 9, 12, and 15; found in plant leaves and some vegetable oils. γ-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing double bonds at carbons 6, 9 and 12; produced in animals by the desaturation of linoleic acid.
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There are a number of suppliers of "low lin" soy oil, composed of 3 percent linolenic acid, but Asoyia is currently the only company offering an ultra low lin (less than or equal to 1.
Soybeans that contain low linolenic acid content result in more stable oil that does not require hydrogenation.
To cut trans fats in their products by 2006, the food industry could switch from soybean oil to alternative oils that don't contain linolenic acid.
To determine the frying stability of this mid-oleic soybean oil (MOSBO) and storage stability of fried food, tortilla chips were fried in MOSBO, soybean oil (SBO), hydrogenated SBO (HSBO) and low linolenic SBO (LLSBO).
Asoyia-MO is a new variety of ULTRA low linolenic soybean oil we just introduced this year," Keeley stated.
50 and acts as an ultra-rich night time moisturizer that minimizes the signs of aging and restores youthful softness to dry, delicate facial skin with the use of organic Rosa Mosqueta oil, soy-based liposomes that deliver emollients and nutrients to the skin, alpha lipoic, linolenic acids and essential fatty acids, vitamin C, retinoic acid, shea butter and lavender-glycerin.
Ideal traits identified by the food industry include higher oleic acid content and less linolenic acid and saturated fat.
Developed for the southern United States, Soyola yields oil with about half the linolenic acid of today's commercial varieties.
The study published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that salad dressings and mayonnaise contain alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, that has protective effects against heart disease.
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There is one omega-6, however, called gamma linolenic acid (GLA) with an impressive set of disease-fighting powers.