16 February 2010

more n-3/n-6 ratio data

i *finally* found that chart i'd recalled seeing but couldn't recall where. it was part of this Whole Health Source post. here's the chart and some accompanying verbiage:

The ideal ratio is probably very roughly 2:1 omega-6:omega-3. Leaf lard is 6.8, beef tallow is 2.4, good quality butter is 1.4, corn oil is 45, cottonseed oil is 260. It's clear that a large qualitative change in our fat consumption occurred over the course of the 20th century.


JustJoeP said...

where does one find 'leaf lard'?

ame said...

I can get it at my local farmer's market, at Paulina meat market and from Wallace (who is the meat guy that comes once in 3 months or so into the local church parking lot) :) Best bacon around.

pyker said...

I'm starting a movement to get vegans to eat lots of flaxseed, so that when zombiegeddon comes, they'll be more n-3 rich.