List of phytochemicals and foods in which they are prominent

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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. [1]

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

Phenolic compounds

Terpenes (isoprenoids)


Indoles (glucosinolates)

Protein inhibitors

Other organic acids