14. Phytochemicals

  1. Dr Susan A Lanham-New2,
  2. Professor Ian A Macdonald3 and
  3. Associate Professor Helen M Roche4
  1. Professor Aedín Cassidy and
  2. Dr Colin D Kay

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch14

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

How to Cite

Cassidy, A. and Kay, C. D. (2010) Phytochemicals, in Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, I. A. Macdonald and H. M. Roche), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

  3. 4

    University College Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. University of East Anglia, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168083

Online ISBN: 9781444327779

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Keywords:

  • phytochemicals;
  • fruits and vegetables - sources of micronutrients and dietary fibre;
  • phytonutrients, for human/animal growth and development - in maintaining health;
  • nutrition research, understanding function - of naturally occurring compounds in body;
  • flavanols epicatechin, catechin and epigallocatechin - chemical structure;
  • flavanones in citrus fruits;
  • isoflavones or isoflavonoids - flavonoids or phytoestrogens, and oestrogenic activity;
  • plants, and stilbenes - synthesised from cinnamic acid derivatives;
  • sulphur-containing compounds - beneficial health properties;
  • consumers and foods - phytochemicals, maximising disease prevention

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical perspective

  • The phenolic phytochemicals

  • Carotenoids

  • Phytosterols

  • Sulphur-containing compounds: sulphides and glucosinolates

  • Phytochemical toxicity

  • Perspectives on the future

  • Future work

  • Further reading