List of phytochemicals in food

While there is ample evidence to support the health benefits of diets rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts, evidence that these effects are due to specific nutrients or phytochemicals is limited.

The following is a list of phytochemicals present in commonly consumed foods.

Phenolic compounds

Terpenes (isoprenoids)



Indoles, glucosinolates

Protein inhibitors

Other organic acids


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