Name: Period:______ Date: Phytochemicals Chart Use online

Name:_______________________________ Period:________ Date:____________________________
Phytochemicals Chart
Use online resources to research the functions and sources of the following phytochemicals.
Beta carotene
Allyl sulfides
Functions and Sources
T or F: If the statement is true, write T in the blank. If the statement is false, replace the underlined
words to make the statement true.
_______________ 1. The name phytochemical is from the Greek word for medicine.
_______________ 2. Phytochemicals give foods their flavors and shape.
_______________ 3. Some phytochemicals have been linked to lower the risk of heart disease.
_______________ 4. Foods high in phytochemicals include protein, pasteurized dairy products, and
_______________ 5. Phytochemicals are found in plant foods.
_______________ 6. Phytochemicals may reduce the risk of cancer, lower cholesterol, prevent type 2
diabetes, osteoporosis, as well as other health related diseases.
_______________ 7. Soybeans are a poor source of phytochemicals.
Multiple Choice: Choose the best response.
8. _____ Isoflavones have been linked to the prevention of __________.
a. asthma
b. heart disease
c. symptoms of menopause
d. eye disease
9. _____ Substances that are known to cause cancer.
a. allyl sulfides
b. isoflavones
c. carcinogens
d. indoles
10. _____ Phytochemicals are grouped by __________.
a. health benefits
b. chemical structure
c. color
d. food sources
11. _____ The colors of flavonoids are __________.
a. yellow and green
b. orange and green
c. red and purple
d. purple and white
12. _____ Carotenoids are known for their work as __________.
a. antioxidants
b. blood thinners
c. anti-carcinogens
d. flavorings
13. _____ Vegetables that have a cross-shaped petal are called __________.
a. phenols
b. carotenoids
c. anthocyannins
Short Answer
14. Name three safe ways to increase your phytochemical consumption.
d. cruciferous