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

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Recent Examples on the Web Beans of any kind — black, red, garbanzo or pinto — are packed with a unique mix of critical vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, potassium and magnesium. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 21 Nov. 2021 Other forms of anemia are connected with deficiencies in folate and vitamin B-12, which are necessary for producing red blood cells. Mathew Devine, SELF, 23 May 2022 My doctor told me to stop taking my multivitamin that has high levels of folate. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 22 Mar. 2022 Legumes are also full of fiber and nutrients like folate, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 26 Feb. 2022 Salad greens contain an array of healthy nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and fiber. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 Leafy greens like fresh kale, Swiss chard, and spinach contain folate, a vitamin that helps produce the feel-good chemicals dopamine and serotonin. Wellory, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Plus, it's loaded with vital nutrients like protein, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, magnesium, folate and fiber. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 Support a healthy heart: Broccoli is a source of several nutrients like folate, potassium and iron, all of which are vital in supporting a healthy heart. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of folate

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Folate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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