anthocyanin

anthocyanin2016-12-26T11:31:48+00:00
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anthocyaninExpression in various fruits

anthocyanin 

NUTRITION, POPULAR HEALTH

A water-soluble flavonoid pigment which is blue, purple or red, depending on the pH. It is present in high concentrations in, and provides the colours for, blueberries, cherries, plums,  strawberries and other fruits. It is not involved in photosynthesis and can mask the green of chlorophyll

Alleged health benefits of anthocyanins

• Reduces inflammation–by inhibiting monoamine oxidase. 

• Reduces arthritic pain

• Cardioprotective

• Neuroprotective

• Cancer Blocks premalignant cell growth; accelerates cell turnover and apoptosis; reduces tumourigenic cytokines; inhibits angiogenesis, minimising cancer-induced DNA damage

• May benefit infections, diabetes, and fibrocystic disease

Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthocyanin

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