Folate is a B vitamin which helps prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy.
It is important for woman at the age or being able to conceive children get enough of this.
This vitamin helps to also prevent anaemia as getting enough copper in your diet does.
Folate is a naturally occurring vitamin in some foods such as leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, peas and dried beans.
In fortified cereals and vitamin supplements the synthetic form of folate can be found so these can be healthily taken.