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21: FOLACIN

Folacin is present in many forms in food. It is sometimes referred to as folic acid, or folate.

The availability to the body of folacin in food depends not only on the form, but also on other food properties, such as acidity, the amount of dietary fibre and the amount of carbohydrate.

Folacin is water soluble and easily lost in discarded cooking water. It is also sensitive to heat, to air or oxygen and to alkaline conditions.

Folacin, like vitamin B-12, is involved in the formation of the genetic material of newly forming cells and in protein formation. The consequences of deficiency include anaemiaFind out more about this term and defective lining of the gut, adversely affecting absorption of many nutrients. Since the number of blood platelets (which play a part in blood clotting) can be low with folacin deficiency, a tendency to prolonged bleeding can also occur.

Those at risk from folacin deficiency include users of certain medications (see Figure 20), pregnant women, the elderly and alcohol abusers.

FOLACIN INTAKE

Recommended daily dietary intake of folacin as total folate (Australia):
Infants:

Children:

Adult men:

Adult women:

Pregnancy:

Lactation:

50-75 micrograms

100-200 micrograms

200 micrograms

200 micrograms

400 micrograms

350 micrograms


Water-Soluble
Vitamins
- Vitamin B-1
(thiamin)
- Vitamin B-2
(riboflavin)
- Niacin
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin B-12
(cyano-cobalamin)
Folacin
- Pantothenic acid
- Biotin
- Vitamin C

Also on this page:

-  Folacinintake
-  Folacin RDI
-  Food charts

 

 

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FOLACIN  Food Charts:

 

FOLACIN:
beverages

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BEVERAGES

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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milk and milk products
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soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
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FOLACIN:
cereals/cakes

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CEREALS, BISCUITS, CAKES, DESERTS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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FOLACIN:
cereals/cakes

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soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
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FOLACIN:
egg & cheese
dishes

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EGG AND CHEESE DISHES

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

 

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FOLACIN:
fats/oils

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FATS AND OILS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

 

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FOLACIN:
fish/seafood

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FISH AND OTHER SEAFOODS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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FOLACIN:
fruit

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FRUIT

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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FOLACIN:
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soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
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FOLACIN:
meats

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MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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soups (as served)
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FOLACIN:
milk products

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MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

 

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FOLACIN:
nuts

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NUTS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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FOLACIN:
sauces

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SAUCES AND CONDIMENTS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
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FOLACIN:
soups

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SOUPS (as served)

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

 

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FOLACIN:
sugars

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SUGARS, JAMS AND SPREADS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

 

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soups (as served)
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FOLACIN:
sweets

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SWEETS

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

 

 

 

FOLACIN:
vegetables

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VEGETABLES

Folacin micrograms per 100 grams

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beverages
cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

 

 

 

 

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vegetables

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cereals, biscuits,cakes,deserts
egg and cheese dishes
fats and oils
fish and seafoods
fruit
meat and meat products
milk and milk products
nuts
sauces and condiments
soups (as served)
sugars, jams and spreads
sweets
vegetables

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