Anthrocyanin | definition of anthrocyanin by Medical dictionary
anthrocyanin Any of a class of flavonoid phytochemicals found in red grapes, which may be partly responsible for the health benefits attributed to red wine. Platelets bathed in red grape juice have a 30% reduction in clotting compared to control platelets, and release three times more nitric oxide.
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Anthrocyanins were found only in the ethanol & aqueous extracts of leaf, it is absent in the all the stem extracts.
* Blueberries contain a pigment known as anthrocyanin
, which contains healthy antioxidants associated with lowering the risk of certain cancers.