phytonutrient


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phytonutrient

(fī′tō-no͞o′trē-ənt, -nyo͞o′-)
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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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They also contain fiber, protein, and a variety of phytonutrients. Seeds, such as flax, sesame, and chia, can easily be sprinkled on yogurt, salads, and into stir-fried veggies.
As it's these same chemicals that are believed to confer many of their health benefits, simply picking the reddest in the crate will give you the most phytonutrients. If that weren't enough, research has shown redder apples can be over 10 per cent sweeter than paler ones of the same variety, even from the same tree.
To get more allium vegetables into your diet, snip fresh scallions or chives over salads, dips, and pasta dishes, start soups and stews with diced, sauteed onions, and include leeks in potato-based dishes; leek and potato soup is a classic example of a delicious way to get beneficial phytonutrients that allium vegetables provide.
Emphasizing phytonutrient intake pushes refined carbohydrates out of the diet.
We need to be able to absorb the phytonutrients in food in order for them to give us any benefits.
This year, why not add some of these outstanding varieties to your garden to enjoy the benefits of phytonutrient farming?
Phytonutrients will be separated, characterized and quantified using various analytical techniques.
Phytonutrients are nature's color palette, giving fruits and vegetables their colors; they're also the source of antioxidants.
In addition to the vitamins and minerals mentioned above, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many of which have antioxidant activity.
In the reddest part of the phytonutrient rainbow, we find two different tribes of molecules: the orangish-red xanthophylls and the purplish-red anthocyanins.
The term "phytonutrient" refers to plant components that promote human health.