Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a large group of water-soluble plant pigments, including the anthocyanins, that are beneficial to health. Also called bioflavonoid.

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  • n. Any of many compounds that are plant metabolites, being formally derived from flavone; they have antioxidant properties.

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  • n. any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone

Etymologies

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flavone +‎ -oid

Examples

  • Research shows that compounds called flavonoid reduces the preliminary risk of heart disease.

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  • Flavonoid 3'-monooxygenase 1.14.13.21 1 Nomenclature EC number 1.14.13.21 Systematic name flavonoid, NADPH: oxygen oxidoreductase (3'-hydroxylating) Recommended name flavonoid

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  • Xanthohumol is derived from hops, the bitter flavoring agent in beer, and is classified as a flavonoid, an antioxidant that has anti-cancer properties.

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  • Research found naringenin, which is described as a flavonoid found in citrus fruit, has a revolutionary effect on the liver making it burn fat instead of storing it after a meal.

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  • Grapes and other fruits contains phenolic chemical compounds called flavonoid as well as antioxidants these have been found to reduce bad form of cholesterols also inhibits the formation of blood clot.

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  • Oolong tea contains antioxidants such as flavonoid, EGCG, catechins (more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage).

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  • Double-strength cranberry juice containing 835 milligrams of total polyphenols (an antioxidant) and 94 mg of anthocyanins (a heart healthy flavonoid) has been shown to reduce arterial stiffness as measured by "carotid femoral pulse wave velocity," according to findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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  • Apples and pears are high in a flavonoid called quercetin.

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  • A USDA study (which appears to be data from the Netherlands) listed the flavonoid content of foods and found 100g of pure cocoa beans contained 343 mg of flavonols (99 mg being EC), but dark chocolate only had an average of 53.5 mg of flavonols (41.5 mg of that being EC) and milk chocolate had an average of 8.38 mg (6.31 of EC).

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  • And there are 13 flavonoid compounds that provide anti-oxidant power and protection against cancers, especially prostate and ovarian.

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