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Anthocyanins a.k.a. Anthocyanin: Anthocyanins are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that may appear red, purple, or blue depending on the pH. They belong to a parent class of molecules called flavonoids synthesized via the phenylpropanoid pathway; they are odorless and nearly flavorless, contributing to taste as a moderately astringent sensation. Anthocyanins occur in all tissues of higher plants, including leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruits. Anthoxanthins are clear, white to yellow counterparts of anthocyanins occurring in plants. Anthocyanins are derived from anthocyanidins by adding pendant sugars.

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Google previewHydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Diabetes & Gangrene (2013)

by S. A. Bell

Anthocyanins: Anthocyanins is a phytochemical that repairs damaged proteins in the blood- vessel walls. It prevents macular degeneration and cataracts. They fight atherosclerosis; and ...

Google previewBiological Pigments—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition (2012)

anthocyanins is a cold-regulated pathway. By comparing the expression of selected genes (PAL, DFR, and UFGT) between blood and common oranges, it turns out that those genes strictly involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis are not cold ...

Google previewPhytochemical Dictionary (1998)

A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants, Second Edition by Herbert Baxter, J.B. Harborne, Gerald P. Moss

There are three main classes of flavonoid pigment providing flower colour in plants: the anthocyanins. which contribute red to blue colours throughout the angiosperms; and the anthochlor chalcones and the aurones. which have a more ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Three-Volume Set (2003)

by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

Biosynthetic routes tocolored secondary metabolites, especially anthocyanins, have been under genetic and biochemical studies for decades beforethe adventof gene technology. Being dispensable, easyto evaluate and classifybyeye, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice (1999)

by Rena J. Gordon

Anthocyanins are the purple and blue pigments in grapes and wine. These substances act on the blood vessels and have antioxidant properties. Procyanidins, a subclass of ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

ANTHOCYANINS. A group of water-soluble pigments which account for many of the red, pink, purple, and blue colors found in higher plants.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Anthocyanins. Definition A group of natural antioxidants widely distributed in colored fruits and vegetables.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set (2005)

by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice

Anthocyanins are widespread in nature, predominantly in fruits and flower tissues, in which they are responsible for the red, blue, and purple colors. They are also found in leaves, stems, seeds, and root tissue. In plants, they ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Although anthocyanins can, in theory, be extracted ...

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