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polyphenols
The most common of the phenolic compounds found in plants - their skins, seeds, and flesh. Polyphenols provide the colour and flavour, as well as acting as antioxidants and neutralizing free radicals in the blood stream. To retain the maximum quantity of polyhenolic benefits, do not peel veggies and fruit.

Polyphenols include: flavonoids, lignans, gallic acid, and ellagic acid.

Also see: tannins, anthocyanin, resveratrol.

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