Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl)
is a green pigment found in almost all plants, algae, and cyanobacteria.
Its name is derived from the Greek χλωρός (chloros "green") and φύλλον (phyllon "leaf").
Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by the red portion. However, it is a poor absorber of green and near-green portions of the spectrum, hence the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues.
Chlorophyll is consumed by people for its nutritional benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and may help cuts and wounds heal more quickly. Chlorophyll has vitamins A, C and E, all antioxidants that help scavenge free radical cells that can oxidize and create cell or tissue death.Chlorophyll is vital for photosynthesis.