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  • n. Plural form of anthocyanin.


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  • Most of this benefit is due to another group of phenolic antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help give ripe strawberries their lush red color.

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  • Cranberries, blueberries, cherries, and blackberries are jam-packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins and polyphenols, which also have anti-inflammatory qualities.

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  • Pigments known as anthocyanins produce a range of colors including red and violet.

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  • Blueberries are also antioxidant powerhouses containing a variety of phytonutrients, including anthocyanins, from the Greek anthos, meaning “flower” plus kyanos, meaning “blue.”

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  • Berries: Blueberries have more antioxidants called anthocyanins than any other food — in fact, 3 times more than the second-richest sources, red wine and green tea.

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  • And berries are certainly known for that specifically because of the compound known as anthocyanins, another word that's hard to pronounce.

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  • They belong to a class of natural dyes called anthocyanins (Greek for "blue flower") that color fruits like blueberries, strawberries and plums.

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  • Because what researchers did is they took a gene from a snapdragon flower -- there are the tomatoes -- you can see the purple one on the bottom -- gene from a flower, put it into a tomato, turned it purple, which was the sign that was producing something called anthocyanins, which are found in blueberries and cranberries, hence the color.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2008

  • Red-purple: grapes, red wine, strawberries, raisins, and cherries contain health-supporting compounds called anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and flavonoids, which support heart health and fight arthritis and muscle soreness.

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  • The acai berry is known to be a rich source of compounds called anthocyanins, the word that makes red wine 'healthy', but in much higer concentrations than wine, minus the health risks associated with alcohol.

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