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anthocyanin

[‚an·thə′sī·ə·nən]
(biochemistry)
Any of the intensely colored, sap-soluble glycoside plant pigments responsible for most scarlet, purple, mauve, and blue coloring in higher plants.
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The scientists used spectrophotometry to determine antioxidative activity and anthocyanin content.
Anthocyanins have a broad spectrum of biological effects, exerting antimicrobial, cell-protective, antitumor, lipid-lowering, and neuroprotective properties--all of which have implications for disease prevention and promotion of good health.
Anthocyanins are antioxidants that may help maintain a healthy immune system.
Different concentrations of the drink were prepared, containing differing amounts of anthocyanins (0.
Comment: Basic science research suggests that anthocyanins (which are present in large amounts in cherry juice) may have neuroprotective effects.
Following extraction, anthocyanins can react with a number of other compounds present in wine to form more complex color compounds.
Bioavailability of anthocyanins was extensively studied due to the different mechanisms of the uptake and metabolism (deconjugation, glucuronidation, sulfation, and deglucuronidation) in various cell lines.
ChromaDex plans to develop an extraction process to concentrate the anthocyanins in Suntava purple corn, which will be used to produce a highly concentrated anthocyanin ingredient.
After 15 years, the researchers analyzed data on the women's health and diets and found that the women with the highest 20 percent intake of four types of flavonoids--flavones, flavanones, anthocyanins and flavonols--were more likely to have achieved healthy aging than women with fewer flavonoids in their diets.
Anthocyanins have been shown to block inflammation, lower blood pressure, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and even help preserve memory in people with early-stage dementia.
Criollo cocoa beans contain approximately two-third of the amount of polyphenols, while anthocyanins are absent [1, 3].