Stearidonic acid (SDA) is an ω-3 fatty acid, sometimes called moroctic acid. It is biosynthesized from alpha-linolenic acid by the enzyme delta-6-desaturase. Natural sources of this fatty acid are the seed oils of hemp, blackcurrant, corn gromwell,[1] and Echium plantagineum, and the cyanobacterium Spirulina. SDA can also be synthesized in a lab. A GMO soybean source is approved by the European Food Safety Authority.[2]

Stearidonic acid
Stearidonic acid
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Names
IUPAC name
(6Z,9Z,12Z,15Z)-6,9,12,15-Octadecatetraenoic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.127.224
Properties
C18H28O2
Molar mass 276.420 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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  1. ^ "Corn Gromwell". NIAB.
  2. ^ "Scientific Opinion on genetically modified soybean MON 87769". European Food Safety Authority. 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2019-02-18.