Folate is a vitamin that is found in a number of foods and especially in the papaya. A single serving can provide a quarter of your daily requirements, thus making it easier to reach the body’s need for this valuable vitamin. Also named folic acid or vitamin B-9, folate is essential for normal birth growth unborn infants and for individuals with blood conditions, and most importantly, play a major role in brain health and nervous system functioning. The nervous system is a large connection of tissues and cells that relay and send messages to the brain and muscles in the body. This vast communication network is essential for our survival and without adequate amounts of folate the entire network tends to not function properly.