What is a Flavonoid?

Flavonoids or bioflavonoids refer to a class of plant secondary metabolites. [1]

Consumers and food manufacturers have become interested in flavonoids for their medicinal properties, especially their potential role in the prevention of cancers and cardiovascular disease. The beneficial effects of fruit, vegetables, and tea or even red wine have been attributed to flavonoid compounds rather than to known nutrients and vitamins. [1]