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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tricolor) is rich in natural colorants such as carotenoids, betaxanthins and anthocyanins (Cai et al.
Amaranthus pigments contain carotenoids, betaxanthins, anthocyanins and ther phenolics or polyphenols (Cai et al.
The yellowish pigments that give the visible glow are called betaxanthins.
In three recent papers, Gandia-Herrero and his colleagues report that blue light excites betaxanthin pigments to glow yellowish green.
1997), which are composed of two main groups: the red betacyanins and the yellow betaxanthins.