Folate (Folic Acid)

Functions

Required for pregnant women, especially in the beginning of the pregnancy

Coenzyme involved in DNA synthesis (genetic material)

Works together with Vitamin B12

Food Sources

Egg yolk, oranges, green leafy vegetables, legumes, and organ meats

legumes

green salad

legumes

green salad

Deficiencies

Neural Tube Defect in infants

Megaloblastic anemia - enlargement of red blood cells.


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