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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Caption: Beets contain betacyanin, which fights cancer, and the anti-inflammatory betaine.
The dark purple colour comes from betacyanin, which is thought to suppress some types of cancer.
Von Elbe, "Quantitative determination of individual betacyanin pigments by high-performance liquid chromatography," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
Betacyanin (which contributes to beets' color) may also help protect you from carcinogens, and researchers are currently studying its ability to fight cancer.
Chemical characteristics included an antioxidant activity of 5.86 [+ or -] 0.34 (Trolox equivalent mmol/100 g), total polyphenol content of 15.2 [+ or -] 0.56 (gallic acid equivalent mg/g), a betaxanthin content of 0.6096 [+ or -] 0.03 (mg/g), and a betacyanin content of 1.5037 [+ or -] 0.29 (mg/g).
For example, red pitaya was reported to offer many health benefits including chemoprevention of cancer, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic effects, and a reduction in the mortality risk of cardiovascular disease [40], as well as antioxidative properties conferred by its betacyanin content [41].