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Importance of Folic Acid Content in Flour

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Folic acid is one of the B vitamins, also known as different forms such as folacin, folate and Vitamin B 9.

The recommended amount of folic acid that adults should take daily from food or dietary supplements is 400 micrograms.

Folic acid has no known side effects. Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as folate, which has many important functions in the body. Many foods have naturally produced forms and reinforced foods have synthetically produced forms. Since it has important functions in cell production, adequate intake is extremely important especially during rapid growth periods such as pregnancy, infancy and adolescence. According to the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Nutrition and Health Declarations, the benefits of folic acid are mentioned as follows; I Supplementation of folic acid increases the folate level of the expectant mother. Low folate level is a risk factor for neural tube defects in the development of the fetus. ”

Inadequate consumption of folic acid can cause folic acid deficiency. This can cause some kind of anemia with a small number of large red blood cells.

Folic acid-rich foods include legumes, asparagus, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, beets, eggs and whole grains. Bread and its varieties are the most frequently consumed foods in daily life. Breads made from various flours with rich grain content are foods rich in folic acid, but it is of great benefit in determining the amount of folic acid contained in it to meet the required needs.

Folic acid determinations are currently performed using ELISA methods.

Saniter Laboratory, which applies the Elisa method in a fast and reliable manner, also serves as accredited in Folic Acid Quantity Analysis.

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