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Table 4

Authorised novel foods with a specified ALA/LA content.

Name ALA/LA content Number of food categories Maximum amount in FS (g/day)
Buglossoides arvensis seed oil ALA ≥ 35%
LA: ≥ 8.0%
7 500 mg/day as steradonic acid
Chia oil from Salvia hispanica ALA: ≥ 60%
LA: ≥ 15–20% 
3 2 g/day
Diacylglycerol oil of plant origin ALA; ≤ 15%
LA: ≥ 15–65%
7 Not permitted
Maize-germ oil high in unsaponifiable matter ALA: < 2.0%
LA: 34.0–65.6%
2 2 g/day
Rapeseed oil high in unsaponifiable matter ALA: 6–14%
LA: 15–28%
1 1.5 g/day
Sacha Inchi oil from Plukenetia volubilis ALA: > 45% All Not specificed

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