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What are good sources of folate?

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Folate is a type of B vitamin that’s found naturally in foods as folate. A manmade version of it is called folic acid. Good sources include:

  • Leafy green vegetables, like spinach, broccoli, and lettuce
  • Beans, peas, and lentils
  • Fruits like lemons, bananas, and melons
  • Fortified and enriched products, like some breads, juices, and cereals

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, second edition, 2004.

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Folic acid."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Folic acid."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 26, 2020

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, second edition, 2004.

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Folic acid."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Folic acid."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 26, 2020

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