Here's a glossary of common used terms in our website. Please feel free to email me if you have any specific questions at

Antioxidants: chemicals that reduce or prevent oxidation, thus preventing cell and tissue damage from free radicals in the body.

Phytochemicals: chemical compounds found in plants, fruits, and vegetables that can act as antioxidants.

Flavonoids: a class of antioxidant.

Quercetin: a type of flavonoid found in apples and in other fruits.

Pectin: a soluble fiber present in most fruits and vegetables.

Phenolic Compount: a type of phytochemical.

Prune: A dried plum.

Sulphur Dioxide: A commonly used preservative used in dried fruit. It has no detremental effects on the body, except for those who are allergic to it.

Tannins: substance found in cherries, cranberries, apples and other fruit that helps prevent urinary tract infections and may reduce heart disease. Research also suggests tannins may help prevent periodontal or gum disease.