Words to the wise

Cobe, Patricia
March 2006
FoodService Director;3/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, Special Section p5
Trade Publication
This article offers information on substances found in food that are beneficial to human nutrition. Antioxidants are food substances that inhibit the normal oxidation process that takes place during digestion. Carotenoids are a group of around 700 compounds that give fruits and vegetables their green, yellow, orange and red colors and protect them from sun damage. Flavonoids or bioflavonoids covers a category of plant nutrients that number about 4,000.


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