Flavonoids in Food and Their Health Benefits

  title={Flavonoids in Food and Their Health Benefits},
  author={Lihu Yao and Y Jiang and J. Shi and Francisco A. Tom{\'a}s-Barber{\'a}n and Nivedita Datta and Riantong Singanusong and Shu‐Chin Susan Chen},
  journal={Plant Foods for Human Nutrition},
There has been increasing interest in the research of flavonoids from dietary sources, due to growing evidence of the versatile health benefits of flavonoids through epidemiological studies. As occurrence of flavonoids is directly associated with human daily dietary intake of antioxidants, it is important to evaluate flavonoid sources in food. Fruits and vegetables are the main dietary sources of flavonoids for humans, along with tea and wine. However, there is still difficulty in accurately… 
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