Fagopyrin | definition of fagopyrin by Medical dictionary
a red, fluorescent pigment of the helianthrone family, present in Fagopyrum sagittatum (buckwheat), and causing primary photosensitization.
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Buckwheat sprouts contain a toxin called fagopyrin
that can cause extreme sensitivity to light.
Buckwheat greens, sometimes used in green juices, contain a pink pigment called fagopyrin