Folic Acid

Interesting facts about folic acid (folate):

  • Folic acid (folate) is a water-soluble vitamin
    Folic acid (folate) is a water-soluble vitamin, which means that it is easily absorbed in the body (as most of the body is made of water and so are most of the foods eaten), but some of it may be lost in cooking.
  • Folic acid (folate) is a B-vitamin co-factor and helps the B-vitamins work more effectively
    Folic acid (folate) is a B-vitamin co-factor, which means it is not quite a vitamin, but works with all of the B-vitamins to help them perform their activities more effectively.
Folic acid (folate) is a water-soluble vitamin, which means that it is easily absorbed in the body, but some of it may be lost in cooking
  • Cooking vegetables causes some loss of folic acid (folate)
    Cooking vegetables that are rich in folic acid (folate) will cause a loss in some of the folic acid (folate) content. It is important to try to cook vegetables for a short duration to reduce loss of folic acid (folate).


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