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1. Of or relating to phytochemistry.
2. Of or relating to phytochemicals.
A nonnutritive bioactive plant substance, such as a flavonoid or carotenoid, considered to have a beneficial effect on human health. Also called phytonutrient.

phy′to·chem′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Chemistry) of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
2. (Botany) of or relating to phytochemistry or phytochemicals
3. (Chemistry) a chemical that occurs naturally in a plant
4. (Botany) a chemical that occurs naturally in a plant


(adj. ˌfaɪ təˈkɛm ɪ kəl; n. ˈfaɪ təˌkɛm-)
1. of or pertaining to phytochemistry or phytochemicals.
2. a chemical compound found in plants, believed to have health benefits in humans.
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Noun1.phytochemical - a chemical substance obtained from plants that is biologically active but not nutritive
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
flavonoid - any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone
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Dark chocolate is considered healthier because it contains more cocoa that is rich in polyphenols and other phyto-nutrients, which are plant compounds that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic effects associated with numerous health benefits.
Palm oil sludge contains more phyto-nutrients than any other dietary oil and these nutrients are powerful antioxidants which protect the oil from oxidation (Bruce, 2007).
All fruits mentioned are a rich source of antioxidants like vitamin A, C, other B complex, soluble fibre, minerals like potassium and other phyto-nutrients.
The more colorful the produce, the higher the concentration of beneficial phyto-nutrients, and the better for health.
Fresh coriander leaf contains healing phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants.
Spinach is store house for many phyto-nutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties including very low in calories and fats (100 g of raw leaves provide just 23 calories).
Until this century, little was known about the health benefits of phyto-nutrients or how to preserve them during storing and cooking.
It is reported that among the many plant mineral nutrients potassium (K) stands out as a cation having the strongest influence on quality attributes that determine fruit marketability, consumer preference, and the concentration of critically important human-health associated phyto-nutrients or bioactive compounds (ascorbic acid and Beta carotene) [21, 22].
Hydroastivum P and Crodasone P are both derived from the superfood Pisum sativum or "pea" that is popular for its high protein content, unique assortment of phyto-nutrients and antioxidant properties.
These tiny berries are the storehouse of numerous health promoting phyto-nutrients such as poly-phenolic antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
VITAL VITAMINS In addition, these recipes include plenty of plant foods such as beans, pulses, nuts, seeds, fruit and veg, so they're brimming with vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients - essential for keeping you in tip-top health.
1 Spearmint is a pleasantly aromatic herb packed with numerous health-benefiting vitamins, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.