fo·​late | \ ˈfō-ˌlāt \

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Other forms of anemia are connected with deficiencies in folate and vitamin B-12, which are necessary for producing red blood cells, and with genetics, such as the chronic illness sickle cell anemia, the Mayo Clinic says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "7 Reasons You Might Be Feeling Cold All the Time," 16 Oct. 2018 The paper names 12 nutrients key to managing depression and anxiety: folate (vitamin B9), iron, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C and zinc. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 Mangoes also provide a hefty dose of vitamin A (critical for healthy vision) and folate. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Mango gazpacho is a sweet spin on a classic summer soup," 17 June 2018 Keep your nervous system healthy: Thank the folate and vitamin B6 in cauliflower for that. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "It's Official: Cauliflower Is Just as Good for You as Colorful Veggies," 31 May 2018 One cup of mangos is 100 calories and provides 100 percent of vitamin C, 20 percent of folate, 35 percent of vitamin A and a smattering of calcium, copper and iron. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Ubiquitous mangos taste good - and are good for you, too," 29 June 2018 More: Healthy Table: Cauliflower is enjoying its time in the spotlight More: Healthy Table: Load up on asparagus for its healthy dose of folate and antioxidants Ripe mangoes will have a fruity aroma. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Mango gazpacho is a sweet spin on a classic summer soup," 17 June 2018 Legumes are also rich in fiber and a good source of folate. Allison Horton, miamiherald, "Want to reduce your odds of getting cancer? Stay active, lose weight and eat healthy | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 Once the fat is extracted from the peanut, so too goes the vitamin E, folate, and iron. Gabrielle Campagnano, Bon Appetit, "Peanut Butter Powder Sounds Weird But Is Secretly Great for Cooking," 11 June 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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fo·​late | \ ˈfō-ˌlāt \

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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