Phytochemical are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties. They are non-essential nutrients, meaning that they are not required by the human body for sustaining life. It is well-known that plant produce these chemicals to protect themselves but recent research demonstrate that they can also protect humans against diseases. There are more than thousand known phytochemicals. Some of the well-known phytochemicals are lycopene in tomatoes, isoflavones in soy and flavanoids in fruits.
Related journals to phytochemical: Journal of Autacoids and Hormones, Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access, Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research, Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies, The Journal of Agricultural Science, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine.