Monoterpenes are a class of phytonutrients with antioxidant action. These nutrients are one of the classes of plant-derived agents which are being evaluated in clinical prevention trials for breast cancer.

Monoterpenes include D-limonene, perillyl alcohol and geraniol.

Monoterpenes - Found in:

Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Parsley,
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