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Phytochemicals

Nutrition Glossary

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Updated March 03, 2014

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Carin Araujo

Definition: Chemicals naturally found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes that may have a positive impact on your health. Functional foods are often high in phytochemicals.

Some of the best known phytochemicals include carotenoids:

Flavonoids are another classification of phytochemicals:
  • Quercetin
  • Anthocyanins Hesperidin
Other phytochemicals include:
  • Limonene
  • Indole
  • Ellagic acid
  • Allium
  • Sulphoraphane
  • Phytoestrogen

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Also Known As: phytonutrients

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