General Introduction and Sources of Flavonoids

  • Robinka Khajuria
  • Shalini Singh
  • Amrit Bahl


Flavonoids are a group of more than 10,000 polyphenolic compounds that are found in foods of plant origin. Broadly they can be divided into six major classes, namely, flavanones, anthocyanidins, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, isoflavones, and flavones. The growing evidence of the versatile health benefits of flavonoids including cancer prevention has generated a tremendous interest in the research related to dietary sources of flavonoids. This introductory chapter will discuss the six major classes of flavonoids and the natural sourness of these compounds.


Flavanols Antioxidants Flavanones Flavones Anthocyanidins Isoflavones 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robinka Khajuria
    • 1
  • Shalini Singh
    • 1
  • Amrit Bahl
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Bioengineering and BiosciencesLovely Professional UniversityJalandharIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biological ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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