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Phytonutrients

Similar term(s): phytochemicals.

Definition:

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 health.

Source: BCM Facts and Answers 

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Isoflavones and flavonoids are other examples of important phytonutrients.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Flavonoids - Folate - Isoflavones - Nutrients - Vitamins

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GreenFacts Summary on Diet and Nutrition Prevention of Chronic Diseases:

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