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Table 1 Fatty acid composition of DHA-TG, DHA-PC and egg-PC

From: Comparative analyses of DHA-Phosphatidylcholine and recombination of DHA-Triglyceride with Egg-Phosphatidylcholine or Glycerylphosphorylcholine on DHA repletion in n-3 deficient mice

Main fatty acids (%) DHA-TG DHA-PC Egg PC
16:0 0.59 17.51 36.2
18:0 0.34 9.09 12.5
18:1n-9 0.25 8.15 28.9
18:2n-6 0.68 0.28 16.1
18:3n-3 0.42 0.24 0.16
20:1n-9 0.27 9.68 0.18
20:4n-6 0.43 2.78 4.3
20:5n-3 7.82 8.94 nd
22:6n-3 72.56 39.89 0.7
SFAs 12.43 27.77 48.95
MUFAs 5.34 18.82 29.37
N6 1.65 4.28 20.72
N3 80.58 49.13 0.96
  1. nd: trace (< 0.05% of fatty acids)
  2. SFA saturated fatty acid, MUFA monounsaturated fatty acid, PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acid, N-6 n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, N-3 n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids