Foodie Tuesday has returned! …Except we’re a day late…so we would like to introduce Foodie Wednesday this week!
Fall is here, but not for much longer. In nearly one month winter will have set in, and unhealthy eating & laziness will also be setting in… NOT! Wait a minute……. Just because the months of notorious unhealthy eating are creeping up on us doesn’t mean we have to let all of our hard work with our bodies go to waste. Beginning this coming Tuesday, November 25, we will provide you with yummy recipes for eating healthy throughout the cold months to come.
We wanted to warm you up this week with an overview of some of the fresh, rich in folate, produce our beautiful state of California provides us, in the fall and winter months. And to the rest of the world outside of California, all of these foods still apply to you (but you may have to be a little more creative)!
FYI: We will be using the words folic acid and folate interchangeably, like we explained two weeks ago, folic acid and folate are essentially the same, the difference is how the body recognizes it.
Dark Leafy Greens
-Spinach- 1cup= 263 mcg of folate
-Collard Greens- 1cup= 177mcg of folate
-Romaine Lettuce- 1cupe= 76 mcg of folate
Broccoli- 1cup= 24% of daily folic acid recommendation
-Papaya- 1 papaya= 115mcg of folate
-Oranges- 1 orange= 40mcg of folate
-Grapefruit- 1 grapefruit= 30mcg of folate
Brussels Sprouts- 1cup= 25% of daily folic acid recommendation
Cauliflower- 1cup= 55mcg of folate and approx. 14% of daily folic acid recommendation
Beets- 1cup= 76mcg of folate and approx. 20% of daily folic acid recommendation
Celery- 1cup= 34mcg of folate and approx. 8% of daily folic acid recommendation
Winter Squash- 1cup= 57mcg of folate and approx. 14% of daily folic acid recommendation.
Now that we are all aware of some of the folate rich produce available in the fall and winter months, we can let the information marinate until Tuesday. Make sure to stay tuned and bring your appetite next week!
Until next time, keep folicin’ San Francisco.