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Do You Know About Plant Extracts and Phytonutrients?

Jan 23, 2019

Do You Know About Plant Extracts and Phytonutrients?


Phytonutrients are non-essential nutrients found in natural plants that are beneficial to the human body. Phytonutrients in each plant are different.


Plant extracts refer to substances extracted or processed from plants (all or part of plants) using appropriate solvents or methods as raw materials and may be used in the pharmaceutical industry, food industry, beauty industry and other industries.


From the above definition, we can conclude that phytonutrients are the active ingredients of plant extracts.

Currently, there are two classifications of plant extracts, one is to distinguish them by proportion and the other is to distinguish them by active ingredients.


Echinacea flower


At present were more generally accepted phytonutrients usually refers to the active ingredients extracted from plants, such as the tea polyphenols and flavonoids, have been known to most people due to the current market demand. But there are more plant nutrients we don't know, chicoric acid, for example, by echinacea extract, has good immunity effect, but since we only know echinacea, don't know about chicoric acid, so some people can only be explained that chicoric acid is active ingredients from echinacea extract.


So the next time you're struggling with the relationship between phytonutrients and plant extracts, I hope this article will be useful to you.


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