Stearidonic Acid (SDA) Omega-3 Soybeans

Currently in Phase IV of Monsanto’s R&D Pipeline

Science has shown consuming more long-chain fatty acids, such as omega-3s, can help support a healthy heart. But American’s only consume about 25% of recommended levels of omega-3s.

The food industry has been working to find ways to incorporate more omega-3s into the everyday foods many of us eat. But because these fatty acids are not naturally a part of the oils currently used in the industry – such as soybean oil – they have met many challenges in doing so.

SDA omega-3 soybeans will answer the call. These soybeans have been enriched with steridonic acid (SDA), which the body converts to heart-healthy1 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), one of three omega-3 fatty acids used by the body. Learn more about how omega-3 works in the body.

Because SDA soybean oil, the product derived from SDA omega-3 soybeans, is a soybean oil, which is already commonly used in the food industry, food companies can incorporate omega-3s into everyday foods, such as bakery products, soups, beverages, snack bars, dressings, margarines and shortenings.

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1FDA, in considering the relationship between EPA and the risk of cardiovascular disease, has issued qualified health claim that “supportive but not conclusive” research shows that consumption of EPA “may reduce the risk” of CVD.