Folates are also known as Folic acid or vitamin B9 is good for DNA synthesis and is essential for alleviating Anemia and in pregnant women infant neural tube defects. It is a water-soluble vitamin.
Folic acid can be found naturally in leafy green vegetables. To steam is to cook food using none other than steam or vaporized boiling water in a food steamer or wok or similar utensil. The food is kept away from the boiling water but not the steam. It is usually used to cook starches and vegetables and rarely is it used with meats unless for medical reasons and individual desires.... More cooking helps retain more of the vitamin during cooking. You can also get it from multi-vitamin supplements.