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an·tho·cy·a·nins

(an'thō-sī'ă-ninz),
A group of floral pigments, existing as glycosides in combination with glucose or cellobiose molecules, which range from red to blue and are often pH dependent; soluble in water and alcohol but not in ether. Anthocyanins's are divided into derivatives of pelargonidin, cyanidins, and delphinidins. Some have been used as hematoxylin substitutes.
[G. anthos, flower, + kyanos, a blue substance]

anthocyanins

a group of water-soluble pigments that are responsible for most reds, purples and blues in plants, particularly in flowers but also in leaves, stems and fruits.
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While women with higher anthocyanin intake smoked less, exercised more and had lower fat and higher fibre intakes, researchers adjusted for these factors in their analysis.
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The total anthocyanin content was 80 mg per capsule and consisted of 17 different natural anthocyanins purified from the bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) (18).
However, the high cost of therapeutically effective dose of concentrated anthocyanins has limited consumer interest and awareness.
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MedPalett is specialized in nutraceutical products based on anthocyanins, defined as food, but possessing clinical documented and published prophylactic and therapeutic properties.
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We have been investigating Montmorency tart cherries for several years because they're a unique fruit with a high concentration of anthocyanins," said Glyn Howatson from the department of sport, exercise and rehabilitation at the Northumbria University.