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The most basic approach to
getting the proper amount of
folic acid is to eat foods rich
in the nutrient.
Sarasota Chicken Salad
241 mcg folic acid
Impressive for family or guests, this dish is ideal when youre in the mood for a crisp, refreshing salad.

1 cups sugar snap peas
1 cup Florida orange juice
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot or teaspoon ground ginger
Dash to 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
2 Florida oranges, peeled and sectioned (optional)
1 small red sweet pepper, cut into -inch pieces
6 cups shredded fresh spinach or romaine
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts


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In a covered medium saucepan cook snap peas in a small amount of boiling water 1 minute. Drain. Set aside to cool.

For dressing, in a small saucepan combine orange juice, cornstarch, brown sugar, soy sauce, gingerroot or ground ginger, and black pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and cool.

In a large bowl combine chicken or turkey, orange sections (if used), sweet pepper, and snap peas; fold in cup of the dressing. Serve over spinach or romaine. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with peanuts. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Courtesy of the Florida Department of Citrus