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non-leafy green, sources of FOLATE

by 560 · February 05, 2014 at 11:41 PM

What are some good sources of folate other than leafy greens?

Best I can find so far is chicken liver (or duck or other foul). Nice, because I wanted a good excuse to opt for chicken liver over beef liver now and then. I love them both. I can't eat liver all the time though so what other suggestions you got?

Background: I need to do a little more n=1 testing but I think my digestive system gets REALLY out of whack when I eat a lot of salad and raw fibrous veggies. I want to go back to mostly meat, fruit, and tubers along with plenty of healthy oils and paleo snacks (macadamias and dark chocolate are my mainstays) and look at greens and fibrous veggies more as a garnish than a staple.

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922 · February 05, 2014 at 11:05 PM

gasoline? acetone? let us all remember that cow spleen is an acquired taste too.

4888 · February 01, 2014 at 08:52 AM

Lentils have a lot of folate - here are results for 100 grams of both lentils and chick peas.

as do chick peas (garbanzo beans)

30 · January 31, 2014 at 01:56 PM

Check out sunflower seeds and avocado. Asparagus is a great source of folate if you can eat it.

922 · January 31, 2014 at 01:16 AM

adzuki beans and other off-beans (such as cowpea, mung, chickpeas or yard long) are the bomb. Time to try some natto with rice and raw yolks? That's the typical Japanese breakfast. But liver of any sort is the best.

15 · January 31, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Egg yolks are quite high in folate (and various other micronutrients). You might try looking into other offal (kidneys, etc.). I'm unsure about those. Tropical Traditions makes very high-quality soy-free/grain-free pastured eggs, which are probably also high-ish in K2 or other nutrients eggs from chickens raised in a species-appropriate way typically contain.

Raw vegetables can be quite difficult to consume, especially if one's digestive (and thus immune) system is damaged. Perhaps try to heal your digestive system's problems (or discover what they are!), then try greens or raw vegetables sometime some months into the future. And, even then, perhaps try very small amounts to begin with...

Good luck!

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