betacyanin


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betacyanin

(ˌbiːtəˈsaɪənɪn)
n
(Botany) any one of a group of red nitrogenous pigments found in certain plants, such as beetroot
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Betacyanin (which contributes to beets' color) may also help protect you from carcinogens, and researchers are currently studying its ability to fight cancer.
Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour, is an antioxidant which speeds up detoxification in your liver.
Betacyanin contents, in the pulp and peel of Hylocereus fruits, are 10.
Colorant properties and stability of amaranthus betacyanin pigments.
Beets: According to Hunnes, the pigment that gives beets their rich, purple-crimson color, betacyanin, is also a powerful cancer-fighting agent.
1990), the betacyanin accumulation in suspension cultures of Phytolacca americana as well as anthocyanin production by grape cells (Do & Cormier 1991), and Camptotheca acuminate cells (Pasqua et al.
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.