What does Alpha-linolenic acid mean?

Alpha-linolenic acid meaning in Medical Dictionary

An essential fatty acid present flaxseed oil, canola oil and walnuts. Abbreviated ALA.


Alpha-linolenic acid meaning in General Dictionary

a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only real omega-3 fatty acid present vegetable products; it's most loaded in canola oil; a fatty acid necessary for nutrition