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

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Recent Examples on the Web Beans are also loaded with folate, and provide a good source of potassium, iron, and zinc. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Try this trick to make classic hummus smooth," 2 Jan. 2020 Spinach is rich in lutein, potassium, fiber and brain-boosting folate, and just one cup of raw leaves contains 15% of your daily intake of vitamin E, an important antioxidant for fighting off the damaging molecules known as free radicals. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Top 34 bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy," 16 Oct. 2019 While doing so, be sure to remind yourself that avocados are universally touted by nutritionists as a superfood, a fruit that is among the richest in folate, potassium, Vitamins B5, B6, C, E, K and other stuff that’s super good for you. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Enjoy avocado (and sweet, little lies) at Marita’s Latin Bites | Review," 28 Nov. 2019 Public health officials have long combatted this problem by adding essential nutrients, such as iodine, iron, and folate, to common food staples. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "New polymer-coated vitamins and minerals could fight malnutrition in low-income countries," 13 Nov. 2019 Mushrooms are rich in B vitamins: riboflavin [B2], folate [B9], thiamine [B1], pantothenic acid [B5], and niacin [B3]. Lisa Mulcahy, Good Housekeeping, "6 Surprising Mushroom Health Benefits for Your Skin, Brain, and Bones," 3 June 2019 While fresh peas are a good source of fiber, thiamine, folate, manganese, and vitamins A, C, and K, one cup of green peas contains 8.6 grams of protein, less than half of what you’d get from a serving of some of the most common pea protein powders. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "Pea Protein Is the Best Protein," 19 June 2018 Spinach is already rich in vitamin A, lutein, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "The USDA is turning spinach red to boost veggie consumption," 7 Nov. 2019 Celery contains folate and vitamins A, C and K. And thanks in part to its high water content, celery neutralizes stomach acid and is often recommended as a natural remedy for heartburn and acid reflux. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Top 34 bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy," 16 Oct. 2019

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Folate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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