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विटामिन बी 9 रिच फोलेट की - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Vitamin B9 Rich Folate recipes in Hindi)
વિટામિન બી૯ યુક્ત ફોલેટ માટે ની રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Vitamin B9 Rich Folate recipes in Gujarati)

Vitamin B9, Folate rich Recipes

folate rich Indian recipes. Sometimes, when you complain of fatigue, skin problems or palpitations, the doctor prescribes folic acid tablets. When women are pregnant too, they are prescribed to take folic acid. What is this nutrient, and why is it important for you?

Nourishing Khichdi, Oats Moong Dal and Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Nourishing Khichdi, Oats Moong Dal and Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe

Folate or Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. It also helps prevents DNA changes that might cause cancer. Adults and grown-up kids need 100 mcg of this vitamin every day. Its deficiency is known to cause megaloblastic anaemia in both adults and children. This is accompanied by symptoms like fatigue, palpitations, change in skin colour and shortness of breath.

Green Pea Poha, Matar Poha
Green Pea Poha, Matar Poha

It is particularly important for pregnant women to have enough folate. They must start having folate rich foods even while they are planning to conceive. Consuming enough folate before and during pregnancy helps to prevent major birth defects concerning the baby's brain. Along with foods rich in folate, you should take a folic acid tablet (synthetic form of folate) every day while you are trying to get pregnant and until you are 12 weeks pregnant.

Masala Chickpeas, Kabuli Chana Tea Time SnackMasala Chickpeas, Kabuli Chana Tea Time Snack

Foods High in Vitamin B9 Folate

Ingredients mcg/cup
Chick Peas (kabuli chana), cooked 305
Moong 275
Chana Dal (split Bengal gram), cooked 242
Chawli Beans (cow peas), cooked 233
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal (split yellow gram), cooked 213
Urad Dal (split black lentils), cooked 199
Soyabean, cooked 175
Toovar Dal (Arhar), cooked 169
Til ( Sesame Seeds) 161
Gavarfali (Cluster beans), chopped 144
Chawli leaves (Cowpea leaves), chopped 101
Spinach (Spinach), chopped 84
Bhindi (Ladies finger), chopped 74
Soyabean Flour  68
Tomatoes, chopped 47
Fansi ( French beans), chopped 46
Bajra flour (Black millet flour) 44
Gehun ka atta ( Whole wheat flour) 39
Peanuts (Groundnuts) 27
Phudina ( Mint leaves), chopped 11

10 Functions of Folate or Vitamin B9

  10 Functions of Folate or Vitamin B9
1. Helps your body to produce and maintain new cells
2. Produces and maintain new Red Blood Cells
3. Prevent DNA changes that may cause Cancer
4. Key for helping Pregnant women
5. Crucial for Brain functioning
6. Adults and children need folate to prevent Anaemia
7. Helps in the functioning of the heart
8. Folate acts as an Anitoxidant
9. Acts as an antidepressant
10. Maintains bone density

Folate Rich Veg Recipes

We have a good collection of folate rich Indian recipes. There are several good sources of folate, which you can include in your daily diet to prevent its deficiency. All these wonderful ingredients can be cooked into tasty dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Here are some of the popular folate-rich ingredients and our favourite recipes using these.

1. Kabuli Chana, cooked :
Try the Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad

2. Chana Dal (split Bengal gram), cooked :
Go for the Chana Dal Pancakes

3. Chawli beans (cow peas), cooked :
You will love the Chawli Bean Subzi, Black Eyed Bean Salad, (Chawli and Mixed Vegetable Salad)

Chawli Bean Subzi
Chawli Bean Subzi

4. Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), cooked :
Try the Spicy Yellow Moong Dal, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi

5. Urad Dal (split black lentils), cooked :
Go for the Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach

Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach
Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach

6. Gavarfali (cluster beans) :
Try the Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi

7. Palak (Spinach) :
Start off with the Spinach Soup with Garlic

Looks like you are going to have a delicious time upping your folate intake! What fun!

Here is a detailed list of 20 Foods High in Vitamin B9 Folate

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