Definition of phytonutrient in English:

phytonutrient

noun

  • A substance found in certain plants which is believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases.

    • ‘In fact, recent studies show that eating salads with fat-free salad dressing may prevent your body from absorbing beneficial phytonutrients!’
    • ‘It may also create cures for diseases, uncover unique phytonutrients, or introduce entirely new views on what constitutes good nutrition.’
    • ‘The number of phytonutrients with scientifically proven health benefits will only increase in the next few years.’
    • ‘During the last decade, their curiosity has introduced us to a whole new language of phytonutrients, the beneficial compounds in plant foods.’
    • ‘Certain diets - such as high-fiber, low-fat diets with a high content of fresh fruit and vegetables - protect against cancers because many phytonutrients enhance immunity and are free-radical scavengers.’

Pronunciation:

phytonutrient

/ˌfīdōˈno͞otrēənt/