folate

noun
fo·​late | \ ˈfō-ˌlāt How to pronounce folate (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Onions are nutrient- and flavor-rich. Onions are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, and manganese. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "5 Health Benefits of Onions Worth Shedding a Couple Tears For," 21 Jan. 2021 Brown rice is a whole grain that delivers an impressive array of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Casserole inspired by stuffed peppers makes a good-for-you home-cooked meal," 6 Dec. 2020 Spinach also contains 45% of the daily need of folate, a B vitamin that helps form red blood cells and DNA. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "6 Health Benefits of Spinach, According to a Nutritionist," 18 Aug. 2020 Steaming, however, resulted in no significant loss of folate, even after four and a half minutes. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "6 Health Benefits of Spinach, According to a Nutritionist," 18 Aug. 2020 Kiwis, especially the gold variety, are a good source of folate and make a delicious and nutritious snack option. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "8 Powerful Health Benefits of Kiwi You Should Know," 18 Aug. 2020 Avocado oil provides a good source of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and fiber. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Avocado Oil is the Versatile Pantry Staple You Should Be Using," 29 July 2020 Pregnant women who don’t get enough folate are at risk of having a baby with neural tube defects, including spina bifida. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Asparagus: How to buy and prepare this vitamin-rich vegetable," 5 June 2020 Asparagus also supplies a healthy dose of the B vitamin folate. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Asparagus: How to buy and prepare this vitamin-rich vegetable," 5 June 2020

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Folate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folate. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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folate

noun
fo·​late | \ ˈfō-ˌlāt How to pronounce folate (audio) \

Medical Definition of folate

: folic acid the uptake of folate by the mutantBiological Abstracts also : a salt or ester of folic acid

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