[ foh-layt ]

Folate is a B-vitamin that is essential for the growth and development of cells in the body. It is especially important for the production of red blood cells and the maintenance of healthy DNA. Folate is commonly found in foods like leafy greens, beans, and fortified cereals. A lack of folate in the diet can lead to a condition called anemia, where the body doesn't have enough red blood cells to function properly.


Derives meaning from the word "folium", a Latin word meaning "leaf"