Algamoil Crypthecodinium cohnii is able to accumulate more than 20% of dry biomass lipids. More than 30% of total lipids are omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 are polyunsaturated fatty acids with a double bond (C=C) at the third carbon atom from the end of the carbon chain. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, since we are unable to synthesize it.
Omega-3 are used for the following purposes: