phytonutrient

(redirected from Phytonutrients)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
This apple has two to three times more phytonutrients than most supermarket varieties, and it's crisp and juicy, with a good balance of sweet and tart.
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.
As Cornell food science professor Rui Hai Liu put it in a 2004 paper, phytonutrients are "best acquired through whole-food consumption, not from expensive dietary supplements.
Phytonutrients are nature's color palette, giving fruits and vegetables their colors; they're also the source of antioxidants.
Fifteen academics and researchers from the UK and France contribute eight chapters examining plant food consumption and the role that phytonutrients play in the human diet.
And it's rich in enzymes, phytonutrients, and 4g of omega-3 and essential fatty acids.
Bananas: Bananas are a great source of potassium, phytonutrients, and multiple vitamins.
The benefits in whole grains, for example, go beyond fiber alone--the phytonutrients found in the fiber matrix of the grain add extra benefits.
They found that for 10 of the 14 phytonutrients studied, a single food type accounted for two-thirds or more of an individual's consumption.