Phytochemicals of cranberries and cranberry products: characterization, potential health effects, and processing stability.

@article{Pappas2009PhytochemicalsOC,
  title={Phytochemicals of cranberries and cranberry products: characterization, potential health effects, and processing stability.},
  author={Eric Pappas and Karen M Schaich},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={741-81}
}
Emerging evidence is elucidating how non-nutrient phytochemicals underlie the health promotion afforded by fruits and vegetables. This review focuses on Vaccinium macrocarpon, the American cranberry, compiling a comprehensive list of its known phytochemical components, and detailing their prevalence in cranberry fruit and its products. Flavonoids, especially colored anthocyanins, abundant flavonols, and unique proanthocyanidins, have attracted major research attention. Other notable active… CONTINUE READING