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Table 7. Food sources of EPA and DHA (20:5 + 22:6), listed in descending order by percentages of their contribution to intake, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006

Rank Food item Contribution to intake (%) Cumulative contribution (%)
1 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 53.1 53.1
2 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 13.8 66.9
3 Shrimp and shrimp mixed dishes 12.9 79.8
4 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 5.8 85.6
5 Tuna and tuna mixed dishes 5.3 91.0

Specific foods contributing at least 1% of EPA and DHA: soups, Mexican mixed dishes.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013