Phytonutrients are the nutrients isolated from fruits and vegetables. Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are naturally occurring substances in plants that cause their colors, aromas, flavors (taste), and disease-fighting abilities.
Phytonutrients outnumber macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) with as many as 10,000 varieties of them. Being at the center of many research works recently, phytonutrients confer many health benefits. Phytonutrients are highly diverse and complex and essential for optimal health.
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