Leaf Vegetables as Source of Phytochemicals

  title={Leaf Vegetables as Source of Phytochemicals},
  author={Mara Duma and Ina Alsiņa and Solvita Zeipiņa and Līga Lepse and Laila Dubova},
Different vegetables are considered as sources of human health promoting components. Leaf vegetables are widely used in human diet, they are low in calories and fat, but high in dietary fibres, content of minerals, such as iron and calcium and very high in phytochemicals such as vitamin C, carotenoids, lutein and others. On the one hand phytochemicals are a plant's way of protecting itself. They help shield tender buds and sprouts from predators, the toxic elements, and pollution. On the other… CONTINUE READING


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