January 1998 Issue

Bioflavonoids Becoming Popular Part of Food Pharmacy

What a difference a decade makes. Nutrition used to be mostly a matter of vitamins and minerals. Whether a food was "nutritious" depended on how rich it was in these key nutrients. In the past few years. however. researchers have (discovered in plants a hidden world of naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals. The best known and possibly best researched of these are bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids. also simply called fiavonoids, is the umbrella term for

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