Folic acid plays an important role in all growth and development processes in our body. It helps in the manufacture and repair of our genetic material (the DNA). A special need for folic acid, all fast-dividing cells, therefore, have. For this purpose, cells of the mucous membranes (e.g., intestinal mucosa) and of the bone marrow and all cells of a newly-emerging organism, such as a Baby.
The Name folate derives from the Latin word folium = leaf from. Leafy vegetables and green vegetables have a very high percentage of folate. Also whole-grain products, legumes, nuts, potatoes, oranges and eggs are good Folatquellen.