A large pool of available folate exists in the large intestine of human infants and piglets.

@article{Kim2004ALP,
  title={A large pool of available folate exists in the large intestine of human infants and piglets.},
  author={Tae Hee Kim and Jimao Yang and Pauline B. Darling and Deborah L O'Connor},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={134 6},
  pages={1389-94}
}
Many microorganisms in the large intestine are capable of synthesizing folate. Preliminary evidence suggests that this folate may be absorbed. The purpose of the 2 experiments reported herein was to estimate the pool of folate in the feces of human infants and piglets and to ascertain, if absorbed, whether the quantity and form of folate are sufficient to potentially affect the folate status of the host organism. The folate content of milk fed to and of fecal solids collected from exclusively… CONTINUE READING

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