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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Folic Acid and Folate Values for Selected Foods


Food Serving Size Folic Acid/Folate per Serving*
(mcg)
Asparagus (cooked) 4 spears 88
Avocados 1 ounce 19
Beans
Black Beans (cooked from dried)
1 cup 256
Kidney/Red Beans (canned)
1 cup 131
Lentils (cooked from dried)
1 cup 358
Pinto Beans (cooked from dried)
1 cup 294
Refried beans (canned)
1 cup 28
Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans (canned)
1 cup 161
Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans(cooked from dried)
1 cup 282
Blackeye Peas (canned)
1 cup 122
Blackeye Peas (cooked from dried)
1 cup 358
Bread Products (made with enriched flour)
Bread, white
1 slice 35
Bread, whole wheat
1 slice 14 - 26
Bread, bagel
1 - 4 inch bagel 119
Broccoli (cooked) 1 cup 78
Cereal 1 cup Varies based on brand - check food label
Collard Greens (cooked) 1 cup 177
Corn on the Cob (cooked) 1 ear 35
Corn (frozen & cooked) 1 cup 51
Grits, enriched (cooked) 1 cup 126
Okra (cooked) 1 cup 74
Orange 1 orange 39
Orange juice (made from frozen concentrate) 1 cup 110
Papaya 1 cup 53
Pasta (made with enriched flour)
Spaghetti, enriched (cooked)
1 cup 127
Macaroni, enriched (cooked)
1 cup 172
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon 12 - 15
Peas
Green Peas, cooked (frozen or canned)
1 cup 75 - 94
Split Peas (cooked from dried)
1 cup 127
Rice, enriched (cooked) 1 cup 195 - 222
Soybeans (cooked) 1 cup 93
Spinach (raw) 1 cup 58
Spinach (cooked) 1 cup 263
Tofu ¼ block 27
Tortillas (made with enriched flour or corn) 1 tortilla 48 - 64

* Folic acid is not found in natural food sources. Folic acid is the synthetic B vitamin form that is used in vitamin supplements and added to fortified foods. Folate is the B vitamin form found naturally in foods.

Many cereals, bread products, pastas and rice are enriched with folic acid. The amount of folic acid in different products and brands may vary - always check the food nutrition label.

Source: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15.