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“Phytochemicals [may be] guardians of our health,” but “[t]he safety of consuming concentrated extracts…is unknown.” The protective benefits of a phytochemical-rich diet is best obtained [through whole plant foods].” The food industry has different ideas, though. Soon, there may be phytochemical-fortified bacon, martinis, and ice cream, says this article in the journal Food Technology . If they can find just the right mix of plant compounds, they hope to reconstruct “foods that once contributed to illness and disease…to offer significant health benefits.”