phytonutrient

noun
phy·​to·​nu·​tri·​ent | \ ˌfī-tō-ˈnü-trē-ənt How to pronounce phytonutrient (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of phytonutrient

: a bioactive plant-derived compound (such as resveratrol) associated with positive health effects

Examples of phytonutrient in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Designed to address hormonal skin concerns from the inside out, key ingredients include adaptogenic herbs, antioxidants and Diindolylmethane, a phytonutrient that is thought to reduce the onset of hormonal breakouts. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 Red carrots contain lycopene, the same phytonutrient found in tomatoes that may protect against cancer by preventing cell damage in the body. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 25 Sep. 2021 Beyond the beta-carotene, purple carrots provide anthocyanin, a phytonutrient that may help dilate arteries, counter the buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 25 Sep. 2021 One disease-fighting phytonutrient in watermelon is lycopene. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 8 Aug. 2021 Raspberries house ellagic acid, a phytonutrient that may help prevent certain types of cancer. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2021 One disease-fighting phytonutrient in tomato products is lycopene. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 29 May 2021 Blueberries and strawberries contain anthocyanin (an-tho-SY-a-nin), a phytonutrient that may help dilate arteries, counter the buildup of plaque and reduce inflammation. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2021 One disease-fighting phytonutrient in tomato products is lycopene. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of phytonutrient

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytonutrient

phyto- + nutrient entry 2

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“Phytonutrient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phytonutrient. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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phytonutrient

noun
phy·​to·​nu·​tri·​ent | \ ˌfīt-ō-ˈn(y)ü-trē-ənt How to pronounce phytonutrient (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytonutrient

: a bioactive plant-derived compound (as resveratrol or sulforaphane) associated with positive health effects

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