betalains

bet·a·lains

(bā'tă-lāns),
A group of plant pigments found almost exclusively in the family Centrospermae, for example, betanin. There are two groups: betacyanines (in red-violet plants) and betaxanthins (in yellow plants).
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The natural food colors, by type, has been segmented into caramel, carotenoids, anthocyanins, and others which include betalains, anthraquinones, carmine, cochineal extract, curcumin, turmeric, and copper chlorophyllin.
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Functional properties of anthocyanins and betalains in plants, food, and in human nutrition.
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Betalains are pigmented nitrogenous phenols found only in the plants of the order Centrospermae (Smith, 1976).
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It also strengthens antioxidant protection thanks to its high content in bioavailablc betalains (indicaxanthin).
Most families within the Caryophyllales produce betalains and lack anthocyanins, except for Caryophyllaceae and Molluginaceae, which produce only anthocyanins.
Betalains are water-soluble, nitrogen-containing pigments, which include the red-violet betacyanins and the yellow betax-anthins.