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From: Jack in OH (dial-bu-184-116.wcnet.org)
Subject: Re: Folic acid
Date: September 26, 2003 at 9:23 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Folic acid posted by Guy on September 24, 2003 at 8:22 pm:

I agree. However, my original point was that canned beans have much less folate in them than stove-top cooked beans. The same applies to vegetables such as spinach. The USDA database for spinach has the canned variety containing only 36% of the folate of raw, when adjusted for equal calorie content. A similar reduction applies for some canned beans. For that reason, when I'm in a pinch, and eat canned vegetables and beans, I take an appropriate amount of folic acid in pill form.



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