4. Specialty Eggs: n-3 Fatty Acid-Enriched Eggs

  1. Ronald Ross Watson Ph.D.
  1. Elizabeth H. Sheppard

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376973.ch4

Eggs and Health Promotion

Eggs and Health Promotion

How to Cite

Sheppard, E. H. (2002) Specialty Eggs: n-3 Fatty Acid-Enriched Eggs, in Eggs and Health Promotion (ed R. R. Watson), Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470376973.ch4

Editor Information

  1. College of Public Health and School of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813827988

Online ISBN: 9780470376973



  • enriched eggs;
  • chicken embryo;
  • high-quality food;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • low-cholesterol eggs


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Essential Fatty Acids: Functions and Pathways

  • Current and Recommended Dietary Intake of Essential Fatty Acids

  • Specialty Eggs: Development of N-3 Fatty Acid-Enriched Chicken Eggs

  • The Effects of N-3 Fatty Acid Specialty Eggs in Human Clinical Trials

  • Conclusion

  • References