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Vitamin B9 (Folate): Just 1/2 Cup Lentils (83g) A Day


Vitamin B9 (Folate)

Do you know that eating 1/2 cup of lentils (83g - before cooking) a day fully covers your daily vitamin B9 need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 400mcg
  • 65mcg (0-6 months old)
  • 80mg (7-12 months old)
  • 150mcg (1-3 years old)
  • 200mcg (4-8 years old)
  • 300mcg (9-13 years old)
  • 400mcg (14-18 years old)
  • 400mcg for adults (19 years old & above)
  • 600mcg for pregnant women 
  • 500mcg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

For DNA production, cells.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4337/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=63

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