American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A salt or ester of folic acid.
- n. See folic acid.
- n. a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
- From folic acid (Wiktionary)
- fol(ic acid) + -ate2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Parsnips -- High in folate and vitamin C. Parsnip soups and mash are fantabulous!”
“Folic acid (also known as folate) is a B vitamin that is important for the healthy development of the neural tubes, which eventually become a baby's brain and spinal cord.”
“Folic acid also known as folate is a B vitamin that is important for the healthy development of the neural tubes, which eventually become a baby's brain and spinal cord.”
“Nutritionally, there are many benefits but most interesting is that fact that chickpeas are high in folate, which is a B vitamin necessary for creating serotonin which makes us happy and assists in liver regeneration, amongst other things, and in this respect amongst other properties, chickpeas are also similar to spinach - no wonder I feel so good after eating both!”
“A diet rich in citrus fruits offers protection against cardiovascular disease due to compounds like folate, which is necessary for lowering levels of the cardiovascular risk factorhaemocysteine; potassium, which helps lower blood pressure, protecting against stroke and cardiac arrhythmias; and Vitamin C, carotenoids and flavonoids found in citrus fruits, all of which have been identified as having protective cardiovascular effects.”
“To top it off, sunlight also destroys your reserves of folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9.”
“Folic acid: Also called folate, folacin, or vitamin B9, folic acid is a B vitamin involved in producing thymidine for DNA replication.”
“There is strong evidence that the vitamin folic acid sometimes called folate helps protect against colon and rectal cancer.”
“In 1998, after learning women were not getting enough of folic acid, also known as folate, the U.S. government mandated all grain products sold in the country be fortified with it.”
“Avocados -- the ancient Aztecs referred to them as "testicle trees" -- are packed with folate, which is necessary for healthy sperm.”
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