Plant polyphenols support digestive health, research shows

11/14/2013 | Fresh Fruit Portal (Chile) · Fruitnet.com (U.K.)

Naturally occurring compounds called polyphenols, which give fruits and vegetables their color, also contribute to digestive health, according to scientists at New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research. The research points to the possibility of extracting the compounds and using them as ingredients in functional foods, said lead researcher Dr. Shanthi Parkar. An earlier study in France revealed that strawberries, litchis and grapes are the fruits with the most polyphenols, and artichokes, parsley and Brussels sprouts lead among vegetables.

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