Derived from the Greek word phyto (plant) and nutrient (a constituent of food necessary for normal physiological function), phytonutrients—also known as phytochemicals—are natural, bioactive compounds found in plant foods. Fruits and vegetables rich in phytonutrients include the mangosteen, papaya, spinach and others.
Most phytonutrients overlap and complement one another. In short, specific phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables work together with other nutrients to support well-being.
More than 900 different phytonutrients have been found in plant foods. Many have been just recently isolated, while others remain undiscovered. These protective plant compounds are an emerging area of nutrition.
The careful crafting of XANGO’s all-natural, whole-fruit, mangosteen purée ensures that all of the impressive phytonutrients of the fruit enrich XANGO™ Juice. The strongest and most researched phytonutrients of the mangosteen are its xanthones.