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 (ăn′thō-sī′ə-nĭn) also an·tho·cy·an (-sī′ən, -ăn′)
Any of various flavonoid glycoside pigments that impart red, purple, and blue colors to plant parts and are found in berries and other fruits, red wine, and certain vegetables.


(ˌænθəʊˈsaɪənɪn) or


(Biochemistry) any of a class of water-soluble glycosidic pigments, esp those responsible for the red and blue colours in flowers. They are closely related to vitamins E and P
[C19: from antho- + -cyanin, from Greek kuanos dark blue]


(ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ə nɪn)

also an•tho•cy•an

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any of a class of water-soluble pigments that give flowers the colors ranging from red to blue.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 21, 2019-: Global Anthocyanin Market to Grow with a CAGR of 4.2% During the Forecast Period, 2019-2025
Flavonoids have been found in the covers of seeds, roots, and leaves, as well as in many plant fruits, such as Beta-Carotene (in green and orange leafy vegetables), Isoflavone (in soy foods), Anthocyanin (in berries and other red, rosy, blue, and purple vegetables), and Quercetin (in tea, green vegetables, and citrus).
It has the highest content of anthocyanin.' Anthocyanin are the antioxidant pigments in purple-colored fruit.
Summary: The anthocyanin market has been analyzed across the key regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, APEJ, and MEA.
Medicinal plants containing secondary metabolites such as phenolic, anthocyanin, and flavonoid compounds have been used as alternative therapeutic tools to treat many diseases throughout medical history.
[USPRwire, Fri May 03 2019] Looking at the current market trends as well as the promising demand status of the Anthocyanin Market , it can be projected that the future years will bring out positive outcomes.
A loss of color and anthocyanin degradation occurs during the processing of purple chips, due to high frying temperatures and Maillard browning.
A red wine was created by adding anthocyanin extract to a sterile-filtered white wine.
Meanwhile, carotene and anthocyanin - two pigments already present in leaves start to manifest as the chlorophyll begins to fade.
Acai has a high concentration of the antioxidant anthocyanin, which helps balance HDL ("good") and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels.