India is one of the largest producers of lemon in the world. Lemon peels are rich in vitamins, including folic acid and folates, and phytonutrients.
Folic acid is a B vitamin (B9). Just like other B vitamins, folic acid helps your body build healthy cells and turn food into energy. Folic acid can also prevent certain birth defects (called neural tube defects) when taken before and during pregnancy.
Helps new tissues and cells grow
Breaks food down into nutrients
Makes red blood cells
Folic acid is mostly used to prevent neural tube defects, and prevent or treat anemia.
Folic acid and folate are both terms for a type of B vitamin (vitamin B9).
Folate is a B vitamin that occurs naturally in foods such as green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, and beans.
Folic acid is man-made (synthetic) folate. It is found in supplements and added to fortified foods.
The terms folic acid and folate are often used interchangeably.
Folic acid is water-soluble. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means your body does not store folic acid. You need to get a regular supply of the vitamin through the foods you eat or through supplements.
Helps tissues grow and cells work
Works with vitamin B12 and vitamin C to help the body break down, use, and create new proteins
Helps form red blood cells (helps prevent anemia)
Helps produce DNA, the building block of the human body, which carries genetic information.