linolenic acid

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a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils

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50 and acts as an ultra-rich night time moisturizer that minimizes the signs of aging and restores youthful softness to dry, delicate facial skin with the use of organic Rosa Mosqueta oil, soy-based liposomes that deliver emollients and nutrients to the skin, alpha lipoic, linolenic acids and essential fatty acids, vitamin C, retinoic acid, shea butter and lavender-glycerin.
Genetically modified seeds address the concerns pertaining to the amount of linolenic acids and free fatty acids in oils and offer many advantages such as high yield, better product shelf life, and a decreased usage of crop protection chemicals," explains Technical Insights Research Analyst Kasturi Nadkarny.
The germplasm line's increased oleic acid level also correlates to a decrease in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as linoleic and linolenic acids, that cause off-odors and which break down when oxidized during aging or frying.
While commercial soy oils are 7 percent linolenic acid, the new line has only 3 percent of that highly unstable PUFA.