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Anthocyanins are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that may appear red, purple, or blue according to pH. They belong to a parent class of molecules called flavonoids synthesized via the phenylpropanoid pathway. Anthocyanins occur in all tissues of higher plants, including leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruits. Anthoxanthins are their clear, white to yellow counterparts occurring in plants. Anthocyanins are derivatives of anthocyanidins which include pendant sugars.

Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants in vitro. This antioxidant property may be conserved even after the plant which produced the anthocyanin is consumed by another organism, possibly explaining why fruits and vegetables with colorful skins and pulp are considered nutritious. Research continues to be underway as to the potential range of health benefits from anthocyanins.
Studies aim to better understand potential health benefits of red raspberries

Studies aim to better understand potential health benefits of red raspberries

Study reveals cancer-fighting power of onions

Study reveals cancer-fighting power of onions

Light treatment can help increase anthocyanin production in turfgrasses

Light treatment can help increase anthocyanin production in turfgrasses

Alcohol-free berry wine could potentially reduce effects of Type 2 diabetes

Alcohol-free berry wine could potentially reduce effects of Type 2 diabetes

Bilberries can be utilised in food products to boost dietary fibre intake

Bilberries can be utilised in food products to boost dietary fibre intake

Genetically engineered mexican lime contains anthocyanins that has several potential benefits

Genetically engineered mexican lime contains anthocyanins that has several potential benefits

NUS scientists formulate recipe for making healthier bread

NUS scientists formulate recipe for making healthier bread

Research shows New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile

Research shows New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile

IDT supports unique bioengineering public outreach program

IDT supports unique bioengineering public outreach program

Antioxidant in strawberries may help control cholesterol in blood, says study

Antioxidant in strawberries may help control cholesterol in blood, says study

Look to heart shaped foods to protect heart

Look to heart shaped foods to protect heart

Prairie fruits hold promise as important source of nutrients for local and global populations

Prairie fruits hold promise as important source of nutrients for local and global populations

Tomatoes made more tasty and longer-lasting with purple GM varieties

Tomatoes made more tasty and longer-lasting with purple GM varieties

Eight ways to say ‘I love you’ from Loyola dietitian

Eight ways to say ‘I love you’ from Loyola dietitian

Berries help women beat heart attack risk

Berries help women beat heart attack risk

Berry wines may help people with diabetes decrease their blood sugar

Berry wines may help people with diabetes decrease their blood sugar

Study determines why blood oranges develop anthocyanin pigments

Study determines why blood oranges develop anthocyanin pigments

New research could make it easier to grow health-promoting blood oranges

New research could make it easier to grow health-promoting blood oranges

Red wine and dark chocolate are the real food of love

Red wine and dark chocolate are the real food of love

Spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries

Spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries