betalain

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betalain

[′bed·ə‚lān]
(biochemistry)
The name for a group of 35 red or yellow compounds found only in plants of the family Caryophyllales, including red beets, red chard, and cactus fruits.
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Increment in drying temperature led to significant reduction of betacyanins and betaxanthins in pitaya peels, which is consistent with Mello et al.
A class of water soluble nitrogen containing plant pigments of the order Caryophyllales which consists of the yellow betaxanthins and the violet betacyanins (Gandia-Herrero, Escribano, & Garcia-Carmona, 2005; Yusuf, Shabbir, & Mohammad, 2017).
Beets have pigments betacyanins (mostly betaine) and betaxanthine; grapes anthocyanins; and collard greens have chlorophyll, lutein and beta-carotene.
It's harmless, and is due to failure to digest certain betacyanins - the chemical responsible for making beetroots maroon red.
Betalains constituted red-violet betacyanins and yellow-orange betaxanthins.
Betacyanins and phenolic compounds from Amaranthus spinosus L.
Moussa-Ayoub TE, El-Samahy SK, Rohn S and LW Kroh Flavonols, betacyanins content and antioxidant activity of cactus Opuntia macrorhiza fruits.
Structural and chromatic stability of purple pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus [Weber] Britton & Rose) betacyanins as affected by the juice matrix and selected additives.