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Definition of isoflavone in English:
A crystalline compound whose derivatives occur in many plants (especially pulses), often as glycosides.
- A tricyclic ketone; chemical formula: C15H10O2
- Called isoflavones, these chemical compounds can positively affect body function.
- Soy foods contain isoflavones (natural plant oestrogen) that have similar properties to human oestrogen, but are much weaker.
- Soya products and tofu are excellent sources of protein and isoflavones.
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