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Table 4 Composition of the krill oil (wt %)

From: Krill oil reduces plasma triacylglycerol level and improves related lipoprotein particle concentration, fatty acid composition and redox status in healthy young adults - a pilot study

Fatty acida Krill oil capsules
∑ SFAs 36.5
 C14:0 11.4
 C16:0 24.0
 C18:0 1.3
 C20:0 <0.1
 C22:0 <0.1
∑ MUFAs 26.2
 C16:1n-7 5.5
 C18:1 (n-9) + (n-7) + (n-5) 19.3
 C20:1 (n-9) + (n-7) 1.0
 C22:1 (n-11) + (n-9) + (n-7) 0.6
 C24:1n-9 <0.1
n-6 PUFAs 2.6
 C18:2n-6 (LA) 2.1
 C18:3n-6 0.2
 C20:2n-6 0.2
 C20:3n-6 <0.1
 C20:4n-6 (AA) 0.2
 C22:4n-6 <0.1
n-3 PUFAs 34.1
 C18:3n-3 (ALA) 1.1
 C18:4n-3 3.7
 C20:3n-3 <0.1
 C20:4n-3 0.3
 C20:5n-3 (EPA) 18.0
 C21:5n-3 0.5
 C22:5n-3 (DPA) 0.5
 C22:6n-3 (DHA) 10.1
Lipidsb  
 Total polar lipids 47.6
  Phosphatidylcholin (PC) 44.0
  Lyso-PC 2.3
  Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) 1.4
  Free fatty acids 3.1
 Total neutral lipids 52.4
  Triacylglycerol (TAG) 44.0
  Diacylglycerol 2.1
  Monoacylglycerol <0.1
  Free fatty acids 3.1
  1. ag/100 g extracted fatty acids. bg/100 g extracted lipids
  2. Abbreviations: see legend to Table 3