Introduction and role of phenolic secondary metabolites

In plants, primary products such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, photosynthetic components, and nucleic acids are common to all they are involved in the primary metabolic processes of building and maintaining cells. In contrast, secondary metabolites do not appear to have such a vital biochemical role, but studies have indicated a role of these chemicals in defense and stress response of plants. Some of the most abundant stress induced secondary metabolites synthesized by plants are...

Phenolic Phytochemical Ingredients And Benefits

Phenolic phytochemicals are secondary metabolites synthesized by plants to protect themselves against biological and environmental stresses such as pathogen attack or high energy radiation exposure 1,2 . These compounds involved in the plant defense response are one of the most abundant classes of phytochemicals and are also invariably important components of our diets 3,4,5 . Commonly consumed fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes, and several types of berries and their beverages are examples...