Folic acid in diet

Alternative Names

Vitamin B9; Folate in diet; Diet – folic acid; Diet – folate; Pteroylglutamic acid

Definition of Folic acid in diet

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin. It is water-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of the vitamin in your diet.


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