Plant-based phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are becoming an important feature in food and beverage product development.

August 29, 2014

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A Closer Look at Phytonutrients


Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are becoming an important feature in product development as consumer interest increases in plant-based foods. The average American may not be familiar with the terms, but they are aware that plant-based foods contain compounds such as antioxidants that go beyond basic nutrition that promote better health and overall well-being. As researchers uncover the benefits of phytonutrients, the key is to get enough of these nutrients to make a meaningful health impact, as well as to ensure they are consumed in a healthy balance, similar to that in whole foods. Download this Report to learn how phytonutrients play a key role in the evolving food and beverage industry.

Editor's Take

Phytonutrients are a current hot topic in the food and beverage industry. Product developers working to enhance nutritional content in processed foods should examine ways to increase the variety and amount of these natural nutrients, while making them convenient, portable and affordable.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Influence of antioxidants and measures such as ORAC on consumer's perception of nutrition

  • Key categories of phytonutrients

  • How to increase phytonutrient content, from improved crops to fortification

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