Similar term(s): phytochemicals.
Phytonutrients are naturally occurring components of plants that may have a
role in human health.
Some phytochemicals, such as vitamin C and E, folate, and beta-carotene, are
universally recognized as playing an important role in the maintenance of
Source: BCM Facts and
Isoflavones and flavonoids are other examples of important phytonutrients.
Flavonoids - Folate - Isoflavones - Nutrients - Vitamins
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