Green tea extract is a rich source of antioxidants

A polyphenol-rich fraction of green tea extract may be one of the richest sources of antioxidants, according to new research which found the extract to exhibit “remarkable free radical scavenging ability,”.

The study, published in the Journal of Food Biochemistry, investigated the the green tea extracts ability to react with different types of free radicals and singlet oxygen. It found that Sunphenon, a polyphenol rich fraction of green tea that contains between 75 and 80 percent green tea polyphenols, exhibits potent free radicals and singlet oxygen scavenging.

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