Omega 3 is ALA or EPA/DHA ?

In Cronometer, what is displayed as Omega 3 fat is ALA (the Omega 3 from plants) or EPA/DHA (the Omega 3 from animals) ? I see that the target is 1.6g as for ALA, but if I add salmon in the diary, which contains EPA/DHA it rises the Omega 3. It's confusing, both plants and animals rise the same Omega 3...

I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

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  • Hi Marus,

    The Omega-3 value reported is for total omega-3 so this could include include ALA or EPA/DHA.

    Best,

    Karen Stark
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  • edited April 2018

    Thanks Karen,
    Indeed. I found here that salmon has ALA too, beside EPA and DHA. 100g contains "0.126 g of ALA, 0.733 g of EPA and 0.938 g of DHA". About 2mg of Omega 3, which is close to what Cronometer database from NCCDB says (2.7g). :smile:

    I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

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