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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As is the case with many other members of the Caryophyllales, Portulaca oleracea contains betalains rather than anthocyanins, but little is known about the medicinal values of betacyanin extracted from Portulaca oleracea.
Characterization of the antiradical activity of betalains from Beta vulgaris L roots.
Antioxidant betalains from cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) inhibit endothelial ICAM-1 expression.
Betalains - a new class of dietary cationized antioxidants.
Betalains are water-soluble nitrogenous vacuolar pigments present in flowers and fruits of many caryophyllales with potent antioxidant properties.
Betalains find their importance as food colorants as they provide attractive bright hues for food products (Stinzing, 1999).
The cancer chemopreventive potential of the beet root is thought to be due to the betalains (Kujala et al.
The betalains are also present in Swiss Chard (Kugler et al.
Identification of betalains from petioles of differently colored Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris L.