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Table 1 Major dietary sources of DHAa

From: Docosahexaenoic acid regulates vascular endothelial cell function and prevents cardiovascular disease

  (mg/100 g)
  EPA DPA DHA   EPA DPA DHA
Anchovy 763 41 1292 Tuna, light (skipjack) 91 17 237
Herring, Atlantic 909 71 1105 Snapper 48 22 273
Salmon, farmed 862 393 1104 Flounder and sole 168 34 132
Salmon wild 411 368 1429 Clams 138 104 146
Mackerel, Atlantic 504 106 699 Grouper 35 17 213
Bluefish 323 79 665 Halibut 80 20 155
Sardines, Atlantic 473 0 509 Lobster 117 6 78
Trout 259 235 677 Scallops 72 5 104
Golden bass (tilefish) 172 143 733 Blue crab 101 9 67
Swordfish 127 168 772 Cod, PacifIc 42 5 118
Tuna, white (albacore) 233 18 629 Shrimp 50 5 52
Mussels 276 44 506 Catfish, farmed 20 18 69
Striped bass 169 0 585 Eggs 0 7 58
Shark 258 89 431 Chicken breast 10 10 20
Pollock, Atlantic 91 28 451 Beef 2 4 1
Oysters, wild 274 16 210 Pork 0 10 2
King mackerel 174 22 227     
  1. Abbreviations: DHA docosahexaenoic acid, EPA eicosapentaenoic acis, DPA docosapentaenoic acid
  2. a Adapted from reference [43] Mozaffarian and Wu, 2012