Caption: Beets contain betacyanin
, which fights cancer, and the anti-inflammatory betaine.
accumulation in euhalophyte Suaeda salsa calli.
Production and properties of spray-dried Amaranthus betacyanin
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.
According to Zhao, Sun, Gao, Sui, and Wang (2011), the quality and quantity of light affect betacyanin
Mammillarinin: a new malonylated betacyanin
from fruits of Mammillaria.
(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 , as well as antioxidative properties conferred by its betacyanin