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Table 14 Sources of folate among infants and toddlers 6–35 months from the MING study

From: Food sources of energy and nutrients in the diets of infants and toddlers in urban areas of China, based on one 24-hour dietary recall

  Age 6–11 months Age 12–23 months Age 24–35 months
Rank Food Group % of Total Food Group % of Total Food Group % of Total
1 Infant formula 30 Eggs 24 Eggs 20
2 Eggs 25 Growing-up milk 20 Other root vegetables 20
3 Organ meats 7 Citrus fruits 6 Growing-up milk 9
4 Breast milk 5 Spinaches 6 Citrus fruits 6
5 Spinaches 5 Rice 5 Rice 5
6 Rice 3 Organ meats 4 Spinaches 5
7 Citrus fruits 2 Other root vegetables 3 Coles 5
8 Chinese cabbages 2 Coles 3 Soy/tofu/meat substitutes 3
9 Infant cereal 2 Chinese cabbages 2 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 2
10 Coles 2 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 2 Chinese cabbages 2
11 Apples/applesauce 2 Nuts/seeds 2 Nuts/seeds 2
12 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 1 Soy/tofu/meat substitutes 2 Supplements 2
13 Mangoes 1 Bananas 2 Milk 2
14 Supplements 1 Apples/applesauce 2 Bananas 1
15 Bananas 1 Milk 2 Bread/biscuits 1
16 Growing-up milk 1 Bread/biscuits 1 Apples/applesauce 1
17 -   -   Sweet potatoes/yams 1
18 -   -   Yogurt 1
19 -   -   Fish/shellfish/shrimps 1