betaxanthin


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betaxanthin

[¦bād·ə′zan·thən]
(biochemistry)
The name given to any of the yellow pigments found only in plants of the family Caryophyllales; they always occur with betacyanins.
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The nutraceutical benefits of fruit are believed to their antiulcerogenic activity and antioxidant properties related to ascorbic acid, phenolics, and a mixture of betaxanthin and betacyanin pigments (Tesoriere et al.
In three recent papers, Gandia-Herrero and his colleagues report that blue light excites betaxanthin pigments to glow yellowish green.
Other parts of the flower contain both betaxanthin and a violet pigment, betanin, which absorbs most of the fluorescence emissions.