(Folate, folic acid)
The deficiency of this vitamin during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects. It is used in the body to make DNA and other genetic materials and for the body's cells to divide.
Plant: Dark, leafy vegetables especially spinach & mustard greens, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, nuts, beans, peas, baker's yeast, some fortified grain products, sunflower seeds, several fruits especially oranges, beer, and some whole grains.
NOTE: Folic acid is added to many grain-based products.