Nutrient Glossary

Glossary anti-oxidants found in abundance in fruits and vegetables; helps combat signs of aging caused by oxidation
beta-carotene an antioxidant that is often considered to assist in preventing some types of cancer and may also help prevent strokes
citric acid a naturally recurring tart tasting compound found in many fruits extracted to be made into powder used as flavoring in foods and beverages
complex carbohydrates are also made up of sugars but the sugar molecules are strung together to form longer, more complex chains; include fiber and starches
food safety general practices and procedures necessary when handling, storing and preparing food to make sure that all types of food being served for consumption are protected from microorganisms that cause bacteria, viruses or parasites to develop
food science the study of food