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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Moussa-Ayoub TE, El-Samahy SK, Rohn S and LW Kroh Flavonols, betacyanins content and antioxidant activity of cactus Opuntia macrorhiza fruits.
Anthocyanins, carotenoids, caramel, betacyanins, and phenolics are different types of commonly used natural food colors.
10] Kujala TS, Loponen JM, Klika KD, Pihlaja K (2000) Phenolics and betacyanins in red beetroot (Beta vulgaris) root: Distribution and effect of cold storage on the content of total phenolics and three individual Compounds.
Phylogenetic and ontogenetic influences on the distribution of anthocyanins and betacyanins in leaves of tropical plants.
This experiment was designed to assess the protective effect of betacyanins from Portulaca oleracea L.
Red cabbage and other blue-red vegetables are a war zone for two color pigments, anthocyanins (red) and betacyanins (blue).
pigment biosynthesis: anthocyanins, betacyanins and carotenoids
She notes that betacyanins are the important antioxidants that contribute the bright reddish purple color found in beets.
Inhibitory effect of 2,4-D has been found for several secondary metabolites in culture which has been discussed in detail in the bioproduction of nicotine, shikonin, anthraquinone, anthocyanins and betacyanins [11].
1997), which are composed of two main groups: the red betacyanins and the yellow betaxanthins.
Kujala TS, Loponen JM, Klika KD, Piblaja K (2000) Phenolics and betacyanins in red beetroot (Beta vulgaris) root: distribution and effect of cold storage on the content of total phenolics and three individual compounds.