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Table 1 Average Omega 3–6 Balance Food Scores (overall avg. = −5; n = 5,108)

From: Using 3–6 differences in essential fatty acids rather than 3/6 ratios gives useful food balance scores

USDA Food Group Omega 3–6 Balance
(n = items in group) (average value)
Cereals, Grains & Pasta (n = 159) - 3
Breakfast Cereals (n = 291) - 3
Baked Products (n = 410) - 6
Vegetables (n = 669) - 2
Fruits & Fruit Juices (n = 286) - 1
Dairy & Egg Products (n = 189) - 2
Poultry Products (n = 204) - 11
Pork Products (n = 193) - 7
Beef Products (n = 388) - 3
Lamb, Veal, & Game (n = 196) - 5
Sausages & Lunch Meats (n = 210) - 7
Legumes (n = 192) - 9
Fish & Seafoods (n = 151) +30
Nuts & Seeds (n = 133) - 18
Fats & Oils (n = 194) - 21
Soups, Sauces, & Gravies (n = 200) - 5
Snacks (n = 126) - 12
Fast Foods (n = 261) - 8
Meals & Entrees (n = 28) - 5
Restaurant Foods (n = 52) −12
Sweets (n = 147) - 3
Beverages (n = 99) - 1
Spices & Herbs (n = 48) - 2
Baby Foods (n = 324) - 6