• Willem

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.


Benefits

  • 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

  • Mustard

  • Rocket

  • Radish

  • Cabbage - pak choi

  • Broccoli

  • Alfalfa

  • Carrot

  • Radish

  • Onion

  • 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!


To get you all-natural food supplement microgreens that are pesticide-free, nutrient-dense, and bursting with flavour order from our site.




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