In a 100g serving of hemp seeds, there is .75 grams of stearidonic acid. Similar to ALA, SDA is a long chain omega 3 fatty acid that is a precursor to longer chains.Here are a few benefits:

  1. 5%-21% of ALA converts to EPA while 1%-9% to DHA. SDA has a superior ability to convert to EPA, which is around 17%-41%
  2. Less susceptable to oxidation and becoming rancid than EPA
  3. Soy and canola companies are modifying their products to begin producing SDA
  4. Precursor to EPA and DHA, ALA must convert to SDA before it can produce EPA and DHA.
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