Major food sources of phytonutrients

Here are some examples of the wide variety of phytonutrients and their most common dietary sources:

• ellagic acid: strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
• Beta cryptoxanthin: mangoes, papayas and peaches.
• Carotenoids: carrots, sweet potatoes and apricots.
• Phenolic compounds: citrus, tomatoes and cucumbers.
• Coumarins: citrus, green tea and flaxseed.
• phytoene: mangoes and squash.
• Flavonoids: apples, onions and grapes.
• Isoflavones: soybeans and soybean products, whole grains and beans.
• Kaempferol: radishes, cabbage, leeks, chicory and broccoli.
• Lignans: whole grains and sunflower seeds and poppy.
• organosulfur: garlic and onion.
• Zeaxanthin: red and yellow peppers.

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