betacyanin


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betacyanin

[¦bād·ə¦sī·ə·nən]
(biochemistry)
A group of purple plant pigments found in leaves, flowers, and roots of members of the order Caryophyllales.
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Effects of processing and storage on juice colour and betacyanin stability of purple pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) juice.
Betacyanin, the powerful antioxidant that lends beets their deep hue, has cancer-protective effects.
Apart from the various anti-carcinogens that beetroot is thought to contain, it has beta-carotene and betacyanin, powerful antioxidants which are said to help improve liver detoxification.
Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their color, is a powerful antioxidant.
Beetroot contains beta-carotene and betacyanin, powerful antioxidants which are said to help improve liver detoxification.
To determine betacyanin content, of fresh leaves (100mg) were macerated with celite in distilled (5mL) water and centrifuged at 13632g and 4[degrees]C for 25min.
The activities of superoxide dismutases (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathione reductase (GR) in D-gal-treated mice were enhanced, while the content of the lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde (MDA) was decreased by betacyanin administration.
Hidalgo-Baez D (2001) Isolation and identification of betacyanin in Opuntia boldinghii Br.