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Camelina sativa which is known as false flax of the Brassicaceae family is an alternative oilseed crop. Special fatty acid composition of camelina oil is of paramount significance. The ratio of unsaturated fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids, to saturated ones is distinctively high compared to most common vegetable oils such as soybean, sunflower and rapeseed. Camelina meal is a by-product of biodiesel production process and could be used as an alternative feedstuff in poultry nutrition. With the inclusion of camelina meal into broiler diets, omega-3 fatty acids level in poultry meat and meat quality might increase. The review summarized that nutritive value such as fatty acid composition and antinutritional factors of camelina meal and its effects on performance and meat quality of broilers. This data shows beneficial effect of camelina meal in the production of broilers and some interesting functional aspects that might be interesting for nutritionists and the poultry companies.