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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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].
Betalins are another class of natural pigments with reddish purple (betacyanins) or yellow (betaxanthins) nitrogenous vacuolar components that are widely used as food colorants.
2002; Patkai et al., 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.
But it's harmless, and is due to failure to digest certain betacyanins (the chemical responsible for making beetroots maroon red).
White 'pitaya' processing to extract the pulp generates a large quantity of residues, such as peels, which can be used for the extraction of betalains (betacyanins and betaxanthins) (Liaotrakoon et al., 2013; Mello et al., 2015).
A class of water soluble nitrogen containing plant pigments of the order Caryophyllales which consists of the yellow betaxanthins and the violet betacyanins (Gandia-Herrero, Escribano, & Garcia-Carmona, 2005; Yusuf, Shabbir, & Mohammad, 2017).
Beets have pigments betacyanins (mostly betaine) and betaxanthine; grapes anthocyanins; and collard greens have chlorophyll, lutein and beta-carotene.