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Folic acid is also called vitamin B9 and the synthetic form of B9, found in supplements and fortified foods, while folate occurs naturally in foods. Foods that are naturally rich in  folic acid include leafy vegetables (such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce), okra, asparagus, fruits (such  as bananas, melons, and lemons) beans, yeast, mushrooms, meat (such as beef liver and kidney),  orange juice, and tomato juice. Folic acid is particularly important during phases of rapid cell division, such as infancy, pregnancy, and erythropoiesis, and plays a protective factor in the development of cancer.

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