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phytonutrient

(fī′tō-no͞o′trē-ənt, -nyo͞o′-)

phytonutrient

(fī″tō-nūt′rē-ĕnt)
A metabolically active or nourishing substance derived from plants. Examples of phytonutrients are carotene, lutein, and lycopene.
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This is exciting because in clinical practice my patients tell me that they no longer need the allergy medicines once they take phytonutrients.
Within a few hours, it is much richer in phytonutrients and, therefore, is much more beneficial to our health.
One species had 15 times more phytonutrients than the Golden Delicious.
The researchers want to see the effects that different processes have on phytonutrient and flavor concentrations as they optimize processing parameters to preserve these constituents, including moisture content, temperature, feed rate, screw speed and screw element configuration.
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These phytonutrients provide a wide range of health benefits, including supporting a healthy immune system.
Phytonutrients (phyto--plant) or phytochemicals are organic components of plants, and are found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, grains, and teas.
The ARS says, "Projects have sprouted up to screen germplasm for specific phytonutrients or to find ways to increase or preserve them in cultivated varieties.
The blueberry is full of good plant chemicals called phytonutrients (fy-toe-NU-tree-ents), which contain cancer fighters.
The antioxidant phytonutrients found in apples can also help fight the damaging effects of LDL cholesterol-the bad kind.
Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients optimize the body's use of essential nutrients and protect the body's cells from accelerated aging caused by free radicals, which may positively influence overall health.
This vital molecule, which is the parent, or precursor, of all other phytonutrients, just happens to be the same molecule we call blood sugar.