What is folate?

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.