Nutraceutical vs Phytonutrient - What's the difference?

nutraceutical | phytonutrient |

Nutraceutical is a see also of phytonutrient.


As nouns the difference between nutraceutical and phytonutrient

is that nutraceutical is a nutrient or food believed to have curative properties a food used as a drug while phytonutrient is any substance, of plant origin, that provides nutrition; a phytochemical.

nutraceutical

English

Alternative forms

* neutraceutical

Noun

(en noun)
  • A nutrient or food believed to have curative properties. A food used as a drug.
  • phytonutrient

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any substance, of plant origin, that provides nutrition; a phytochemical
  • See also

    * nutraceutical

    References

    *OED 2004