Flavonoids: Biosynthesis, Biological Effects and Dietary Sources (Nutrition and Diet Research Progress) by Raymond B. Keller
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1607416220 | 388 pages | PDF | 8,6 MB
Flavonoids, also referred to as bioflavonoids, are polyphenol antioxidants found naturally in plants. They are secondary metabolites, meaning they are organic compounds that have no direct involvement with the growth or development of plants. Flavonoids are plant nutrients that when consumed in the form of fruits and vegetables are non-toxic as well as potentially beneficial to the human body. Flavonoids are widely disbursed throughout plants and are what give the flowers and fruits of many plants their vibrant colors.