How to Approximate Omega 6 from Food Labels

On the Nutrition Facts label, look under “Fats”.

See if it lists the “Polyunsaturated Fats” (PUFA).  Omega 3 and Omega 6 are both polyunsaturated fats.  Most labels will not list out the amount of Omega 6.  Since most foods have higher amounts of Omega 6 compared to Omega 3, I assume the total amount of “Polyunsaturated Fats” is the amount of Omega 6 in that food.

grams of Polyunsaturated fat = grams of Omega 6

If there is no “Polyunsaturated Fats” listed, I take the total "Fats" and subtract away all the other types of fats listed (monounsaturated fats, saturated fats, etc).  Take that amount to be the total amount of polyunsaturated fats.  Then assume the amount of polyunsaturated fats is the amount of Omega 6. 

(grams of Total Fat) - (grams of Saturated Fat) - (grams of Trans Fat) - (grams of Monounsaturated Fat) = grams of Polyunsaturated Fat = grams of Omega 6