NUTRIENT ~ Folate (Vitamin B9)

Folate is an essential B vitamin (B9) needed for producing red and white blood cells in bone marrow and transforming carbohydrates into energy. Folate is especially important during periods of rapid growth, such as pregnancy, infancy, and adolescence.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Green Bean

Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, folate, and fiber. They have nutritional benefits similar to snap peas and okra. There are more than 130 varieties of green beans. Fresh green beans are a better choice than canned, which contain large amounts of sodium. Before eating the canned variety, you should rinse them thoroughly.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Fava Bean

A serving of fava beans packs 106% of the daily requirement of folates, important for preventing birth defects. Fava beans are also rich in iron, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese. Fava beans, sometimes called horse beans or broad beans (español: habas) come from a species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae pea and bean family. It is widely cultivated as…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Chayote

One cup of chayote provides 31% of daily folate requirements and 17% of Vitamin C. Chayote (español: chayote) (Sechium edule) is a type of squash that belongs to the gourd family. Chayote is green and pear-shaped with a white inner flesh that is mild, sweet, juicy and crisp. It is loaded with B vitamins, potassium…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Black-eyed Pea

Black-eyed peas have high levels of dietary fiber, iron and folate, promoting digestive health and preventing anemia.pressure levels at healthy numbers and lowers your risk of heart disease. They are surprisingly high in vitamin A, with more than one-fourth of your daily vitamin A needs in one cup. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy skin and mucus membranes, and it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Asparagus

Asparagus is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is a good source of Vitamin K, Vitamin B1 Thiamine, and Fiber. It serves as a natural diuretic, nourishes the digestive tract. It helps with a healthy pregnancy, helps fight cancer, and supports skin health.