FAQ: Can omega-3-enriched eggs help me meet the recommended dietary intake for ALA?

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Answer

Hens are fed flaxseed to produce omega-3-enriched eggs. One omega-3-enriched egg provides on average 0.34 g of ALA and 0.13 g of EPA + DHA. By itself, one omega-3-enriched egg provides about one-quarter to one-half of the Adequate Intake of ALA, depending on your age and gender. If eaten on a regular basis, omega-3-enriched eggs make a substantial contribution to your need for omega-3 fatty acids. While the omega-3 content may vary substantially between different brands, the caloric value and protein content of omega-3-enriched eggs are similar to that of regular eggs.

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