Eat to Nourish: Vitamin B9 (Folate)
Updated: Mar 29
Why it matters to include Vitamin 9 (also known as Folate) in your diet.
Conventional fresh food supply chains take days even weeks to get fresh produce to you the customer. As a result, a lot of nutritional value is lost due to natural decaying processes and vitamins are especially volatile and you lose a lot of nutritional value very quickly. Spinach can lose up to 90% of its Vitamin C content in 24 hours.
Because Nourishing Hub is local to the community we sell our greens still growing and you harvest when you are ready to eat, you have no loss of nutrients.
Supports Normal Fetal Development
Promotes Sperm Viability
Great for the Heart
May Reduce the Risk of Stroke
Encourages Normal Cholesterol Levels
Provides Neurological Support
Helps Perinatal Mood Management
Great for Colon Health
Reduces the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
A note on Vitamin B9 (from healthline.com)
Folate and folic acid are different forms of vitamin B9
While there’s a distinct difference between the two, their names are often used interchangeably.
Folate is the naturally occurring form of vitamin B9
Folic Acid is a synthetic form of vitamin B9
Unlike folate, not all of the folic acid you consume is converted into the active form of vitamin B9
This is a cause for concern, as high levels of unmetabolized folic acid have been associated with several health problems.
Veg in order of highest to the lowest concentration of Vitamin B9
Cabbage - pak choi
Cabbage - Red
Remember, nutrition is more than just calories, fats, and sugars.
At Nourishing Hub we not only grow our greens in a sustainable and responsible manner, free from pesticides and herbicides, we also deliver nutritionally dense greens so you get the maximum benefit when including our greens in your diet.
Eat to nourish - minerals and vitamins are essential to a healthy diet!
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