Plant found in the Amazon could provide dietary oil supplement

05/5/2013 | Nature (free content)

Ethnobotanists say a previously unknown plant, dubbed Plukenetia carolis-vegae, could provide omega-3 fatty oils for dietary supplements. The plant, discovered in Peru, is part of the sacha inchi species. U.S. and Peruvian researchers say the plant could be a "conservation crop," grown in the Amazon forest without cutting down trees.

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