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Phenolic Compounds - Natural Sources, Importance and Applications
Among the cereals most consumed by humans, maize grain is in the third position, surpassed only by rice and wheat. In several countries, maize grain is the main source of carbohydrates and proteins. Maize grain is ranked as one of the cereals with the highest content of phenolic compounds. The importance for human health of the consumption of phenolic compounds is due to their proved antioxidant activity. Diets with high amount of antioxidants have been associated with a reduced probability ofdoi:10.5772/66893 fatcat:orp6tvrzujh5xljkdl55cnfcua