Rutin is a flavonol glycoside comprised of quercetin and rutinose. An antioxidant,1,2 rutin is found in many foods, especially buckwheat, black tea, apple peels, onions and citrus fruits 3.


  1. La, C.C., Villegas, I., Arcon de la, L.C., et al. Evidence for protective and antioxidant properties of rutin, a natural flavone, against ethanol induced gastric lesions. J Ethnopharmacol 2000; 71(1-2): 45-53.
  2. Kamel, K.M., bd El-Raouf, O.M., Metwally, S.A., et al. Hesperidin and rutin, antioxidant citrus flavonoids, attenuate cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. J Biochem Mol Toxicol 2014; 28(7): 312-9.
  3. PDR Health Database. www. pdrhealth. com. 2007.