Extra virgin olive oil contains less omega three fats than say flaxseed oil. Is this true?

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Extra virgin olive oil contains less omega three fats than say flaxseed oil. Is this true?

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Yes it is, but….. omega three fatty acids are in the family of polyunsaturated fats. These fats oxidise very rapidly, so oils high in these fats tend to have very short shelf lives unless they are protected with artificial preservatives such as BHA and BHT. Also being refined seed oils they completely lack the aroma, flavour or health giving properties that arise from the polyphenols that are naturally found in extra virgin olive oil.

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