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Beneficial Phenolic Acids Found in Yellow Peas

Beneficial Phenolic Acids Found in Yellow Peas

What are Phenolic Acids?  Phenolic acids are a type of polyphenol, which are compounds with a wide range of health benefits ranging from anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties. They're uniquely found in plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds or legumes. Antioxidants in particular work in the body by neutralizing harmful "free radicals" which damage cells and can increase the risk of developing things like cancer. Polyphenols are part of the reason why plant foods are so beneficial and associated with better health.  What did the Study Find?  This study looked at the amount and type of phenolic acids found in dried peas and chickpeas. Gallic,...

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