The importance of the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3s and omega-6s are two types of polyunsaturated fats. Both are required for the body to function, but they have opposite effects when it comes to the inflammatory response and cardiovascular health. Most modern diets are too high in omega-6 and too low in omega-3, often in the range of 15+ parts of omega-6 for every 1 part of omega-3.1

A ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids of 4:1 has been associated with a 70% decrease in total mortality,1 and with decreased ratios between 2:1 to 5:1 also have been associated with lower risks of common diseases.1 Importantly, these studies indicate that the optimal ratio may vary with the disease under consideration, but all ratios are lower than what is common in Western diets.

The body metabolizes common omega-3 fatty acids ALA and EPA into DHA at a rate of roughly 4%.2 So to achieve, for example, a 2:1 ratio of omega-6:omega-3 using DHA, the ratio of omega-6:DHA should be roughly 50:1 (2:1 omega-6:omega-3 ratio, where omega-3 is converted to DHA at 4% = 2/(4%), or 50:1).

Ripple contains 8mg DHA omega-3 and 350mg of omega-6 fatty acid in each serving of Ripple plant-based Half & Half. We have chosen those amounts based on scientific evidence. However, these studies have not been validated by the FDA for specific health claims, so Ripple makes no claim of a specific health benefit from our decision to use these ratios of fats in our plant-based Half & Half.

1 Simopoulus A.P., Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79

2 Gerster H., Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1998;68(3):159-73
half and half bottle

Original plant‑based half & half

25.4oz HALF & HALF

Also available in 25.4 REFRIGERATED and 32oz Shelf-Stable.


Finally, a plant-based half & half that doesn't leave you wanting. Whether you're cooking or like your coffee creamy, Ripple Half & Half is all you need. Now you can enjoy decadent dishes, sumptuous soups, and rich desserts with no saturated fat or cholesterol.

Now you can enjoy decadent dishes, sumptuous soups, and rich desserts with no saturated fat or cholesterol. The secret is Ripple’s proprietary blend of oils, which contains the right fats in the right proportions.

  • Zero Saturated Fats*1
  • Zero Cholesterol*1
1 2 tbsp of dairy half & half contain 2g of saturated fat and 10mg of cholesterol vs. 2 tbsp of Ripple Half & Half contain 0g of saturated fat and 0mg of cholesterol. Dairy half & half data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, release 28 (2015) *Pertains to U.S. Products Only


Serving Size 2 tbsp (30mL)

40 Calories

0g Protein

4g Total Fat


<1g Carbs


0g Sugars

40mg Sodium


  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • 0g (0%)
  • 0g
  • 0g
  • 3g
  • 0mg (0%)
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • <1g
  • 80mg (2%)
  • 6mg (0%)
  • 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. *Pertains to U.S. Products Only


Water, sunflower oil, pea protein, acacia gum, cane sugar, contains less than 1% of potassium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, gellan gum.

*Pertains to U.S. Products Only

Why Yellow Peas?

Peas are an excellent source of protein, setting Ripple apart from other plant-based beverages that have little to no protein. Ripple uses a proprietary method to harvest protein from peas, removing impurities to leave a clean, neutral taste.

And, peas have a small environmental footprint, unlike almonds, which require irrigation, or cattle, which contribute to deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. Yellow peas also grow in areas that receive lots of rain, so they need little or no irrigation, and little or no fertilizer.