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dietary folate equivalents


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(DFE)

Method for calculating folic acid intake taking into account the lower availability of mixed folates in food compared with synthetic tetrahydrofolate used in food enrichment and supplements. 1 µg DFE = 1 µg food folate or 0.6 µg synthetic folate; total DFE = µg food folate + 1.7 times µg synthetic folate.

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