Absorption of quercetin and rutin in rat small intestine.

  title={Absorption of quercetin and rutin in rat small intestine.},
  author={Marina Carbonaro and George A. Grant},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  volume={49 3},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Dietary antioxidant flavonoids, especially flavonols, are ubiquitous constituents of plant foods with potential health-promoting effects. However, the actual bioavailability of these compounds in vivo, especially in the prevalent glycosidic form, remains a controversial point in making an assessment of their biological importance. Thus, absorption of quercetin and rutin in the small intestine has been determined. METHODS The bioavailability of quercetin and rutin (quercetin-3… CONTINUE READING

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