Innovative Nutrition and Communicable Diseases (CINHD)

Research Area

Bring Back Omega-3

Bring Back Omega-3 in the Food Chain

Developing omega-3 enriched functional foods for better health of people and creating wealth to the linseed growing farmers by developing post-harvest linseed value addition technologies
  • Richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acid
  • Seeds contain approximately 40 % oil
  • Linseed oil contains 45-55 % omega-3 fatty acid
  • Seeds are rich in lignan (natural phyto-estrogen)
  • Seeds are rich in mucilage