In other words, that ground beef patty from cattle fed native Texas pastures contains only 5% of the DRI for ALA for women, and just over 3% of the DRI for ALA for men. Yes, grass-fed ground beef contributes to the omega-3 fatty acids in our diets, but can it be considered a significant source of ALA? For comparison, a tablespoon of canola oil (about 14g) contains 1.4g of ALA. This is more than the DRI for women and almost as much as the DRI for men. That same tablespoon of canola oil also ...

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