Compounds derived from TYROSINE via betalamic acid, including BETAXANTHINS and BETACYANINS. They are found in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS and some BASIDIOMYCETES.
Conjugates of betalamic acid with cyclo-dopa, both of which derive from TYROSINE. They appear similar to INDOLES but are biosynthesized by a different path and contain N+. Members are red or violet COLORING AGENTS found in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS and some BASIDIOMYCETES.
Conjugates of betalamic acid with AMINO ACIDS. Some of them are yellow COLORING AGENTS in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS. This should not be confused with xanthin which is a term used for CAROTENES nor with XANTHINES.
The cactus plant family of the order Caryophyllales, subclass Caryophyllidae, class Magnoliopsida. Cacti are succulent perennial plants well adapted to dry regions.
Derivatives of ammonium compounds, NH4+ Y-, in which all four of the hydrogens bonded to nitrogen have been replaced with hydrocarbyl groups. These are distinguished from IMINES which are RN=CR2.
Naturally occurring or synthetic substances that inhibit or retard the oxidation of a substance to which it is added. They counteract the harmful and damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissues.
A plant genus of the family CACTACEAE. Species with cylindrical joints are called Cholla; flat jointed ones are Prickly-pear.
A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. Other plants called broom include CYTISUS; SPARTIUM; and BROMUS.
A plant genus of the family PORTULACACEAE.
Small sensory organs which contain gustatory receptor cells, basal cells, and supporting cells. Taste buds in humans are found in the epithelia of the tongue, palate, and pharynx. They are innervated by the CHORDA TYMPANI NERVE (a branch of the facial nerve) and the GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NERVE.
A plant species of the genus IPOMOEA, family CONVOLVULACEAE. Some cultivars are sweet and edible whereas bitter varieties are a source of SAPONINS. This sweet potato is sometimes referred to as a yam (DIOSCOREA).
A plant genus in the family ROSACEAE, order Rosales, subclass Rosidae. It is best known as a source of the edible fruit (apple) and is cultivated in temperate climates worldwide.
The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.
Substances made up of an aggregation of small particles, as that obtained by grinding or trituration of a solid drug. In pharmacy it is a form in which substances are administered. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Lists of persons or organizations, systematically arranged, usually in alphabetic or classed order, giving address, affiliations, etc., for individuals, and giving address, officers, functions, and similar data for organizations. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A device that delivers medication to the lungs in the form of a dry powder.
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.
Concept referring to the standardized fees for services rendered by health care providers, e.g., laboratories and physicians, and reimbursement for those services under Medicare Part B. It includes acceptance by the physician.
Method of using a polycrystalline powder and Rietveld refinement (LEAST SQUARES ANALYSIS) of X-RAY DIFFRACTION or NEUTRON DIFFRACTION. It circumvents the difficulties of producing single large crystals.
A broad range of biologically active compounds which occur naturally in plants having important medicinal and nutritional properties.
Substituted thioglucosides. They are found in rapeseed (Brassica campestris) products and related cruciferae. They are metabolized to a variety of toxic products which are most likely the cause of hepatocytic necrosis in animals and humans.
A class of organic compounds known as STEROLS or STEROIDS derived from plants.
Compounds based on ANTHRACENES which contain two KETONES in any position. Substitutions can be in any position except on the ketone groups.
Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.
The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Any cell, other than a ZYGOTE, that contains elements (such as NUCLEI and CYTOPLASM) from two or more different cells, usually produced by artificial CELL FUSION.
The effect of GLOBAL WARMING and the resulting increase in world temperatures. The predicted health effects of such long-term climatic change include increased incidence of respiratory, water-borne, and vector-borne diseases.
Increase in the temperature of the atmosphere near the Earth's surface and in the troposphere, which can contribute to changes in global climate patterns.
Representations, normally to scale and on a flat medium, of a selection of material or abstract features on the surface of the earth, the heavens, or celestial bodies.
The routing of water to open or closed areas where it is used for agricultural purposes.

Effect of zinc deficiency on betacyanin production in a cell suspension culture of table beet (Beta vulgaris L.). (1/9)

The effect of microelements in the Linsmaier-Skoog (LS) medium on betacyanin production was investigated in suspension cultures of table beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Removing zinc from the medium resulted in a high betacyanin content of the cells, the betacyanin content of the cells decreasing with increasing zinc concentration in the medium. The betacyanin content of cells cultured in the medium without zinc was twice as high as that in the medium containing 0.03 mM of zinc. In the revised LS medium without zinc, the maximum betacyanin yield was obtained of 590 mg/l from a 21-day culture.  (+info)

Characterization and functional identification of a novel plant 4,5-extradiol dioxygenase involved in betalain pigment biosynthesis in Portulaca grandiflora. (2/9)

Betalains are pigments that replace anthocyanins in the majority of families of the plant order Caryophyllales. Betalamic acid is the common chromophore of betalains. The key enzyme of the betalain biosynthetic pathway is an extradiol dioxygenase that opens the cyclic ring of dihydroxy-phenylalanine (DOPA) between carbons 4 and 5, thus producing an unstable seco-DOPA that rearranges nonenzymatically to betalamic acid. A gene for a 4,5-DOPA-dioxygenase has already been isolated from the fungus Amanita muscaria, but no homolog was ever found in plants. To identify the plant gene, we constructed subtractive libraries between different colored phenotypes of isogenic lines of Portulaca grandiflora (Portulacaceae) and between different stages of flower bud formation. Using in silico analysis of differentially expressed cDNAs, we identified a candidate showing strong homology at the level of translated protein with the LigB domain present in several bacterial extradiol 4,5-dioxygenases. The gene was expressed only in colored flower petals. The function of this gene in the betalain biosynthetic pathway was confirmed by biolistic genetic complementation in white petals of P. grandiflora genotypes lacking the gene for color formation. This gene named DODA is the first characterized member of a novel family of plant dioxygenases phylogenetically distinct from Amanita sp. DOPA-dioxygenase. Homologs of DODA are present not only in betalain-producing plants but also, albeit with some changes near the catalytic site, in other angiosperms and in the bryophyte Physcomitrella patens. These homologs are part of a novel conserved plant gene family probably involved in aromatic compound metabolism.  (+info)

Absorption, excretion, and distribution of dietary antioxidant betalains in LDLs: potential health effects of betalains in humans. (3/9)

BACKGROUND: Betalains were recently identified as natural antioxidants. However, little is known about their bioavailability from dietary sources. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the bioavailability of betalains from dietary sources. DESIGN: The plasma kinetics and urinary excretion of betalains were studied in healthy volunteers (n = 8) after a single ingestion of 500 g cactus pear fruit pulp, which provided 28 and 16 mg indicaxanthin and betanin, respectively. The incorporation of betalains in LDL and the resistance of the particles to ex vivo-induced oxidation was also researched. RESULTS: Betanin and indicaxanthin reached their maximum plasma concentrations 3 h after the fruit meal and declined according to first-order kinetics. The half-life of betanin (0.94 +/- 0.07 h) was shorter than that of indicaxanthin (2.36 +/- 0.17 h). Both compounds had disappeared from plasma by 12 h after intake. The urinary excretion of indicaxanthin and betanin over 12 h represented 76 +/- 3.0% and 3.7 +/- 0.2%, respectively, of the ingested compounds. LDL isolated 3 and 5 h after the fruit meal incorporated betalains at concentrations of 100.5 +/- 11 and 50 +/- 7.2 pmol/mg LDL protein, respectively. In addition, the particles appeared more resistant to ex vivo-induced oxidative injury than did the samples isolated before fruit ingestion (P < 0.05)-the higher the amount of betalains incorporated, the higher the resistance. The concentrations of vitamin E and beta-carotene in LDL did not change significantly after fruit ingestion. CONCLUSION: Our results show that cactus pear fruit is a source of bioavailable betalains and suggest that indicaxanthin and betanin may be involved in the observed protection of LDL against ex vivo-induced oxidative modifications.  (+info)

Betaxanthins as substrates for tyrosinase. An approach to the role of tyrosinase in the biosynthetic pathway of betalains. (4/9)

Tyrosinase or polyphenol oxidase (EC 1.14.18.1) is the key enzyme in melanin biosynthesis and in the enzymatic browning of fruits and vegetables. The role of tyrosinase in the secondary metabolism of plants still remains unclear, but its implication in betalain biosynthesis has been proposed. Betalains are an important class of water-soluble pigments, characteristic of plants belonging to the order Caryophyllales. In this article, the betaxanthins, tyrosine-betaxanthin (portulacaxanthin II) and dopaxanthin, are reported to be physiological substrates for tyrosinase. The direct activity of tyrosinase on selected betaxanthins is characterized in depth, and conversion of tyrosine-betaxanthin to dopaxanthin and its further oxidation to a series of compounds are described. Identity of the reaction products was studied by high-performance liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry. Masses determined for the reaction products were the same in all cases, 389 m/z ([M + H]+) and equal to that determined for betanidin. Data indicate that dopaxanthin-quinone is obtained and evolves to more stable species by intramolecular cyclization. Kinetic parameters for tyrosinase acting on dopaxanthin were evaluated, showing a high affinity for this substrate (K(m) = 84.3 microM). The biosynthetic scheme of betalains is reviewed and a branch is proposed based on the description of physiological substrates for tyrosinase. Lampranthus productus, Glottiphylum oligocarpum, and Glottiphylum pigmaeum are described as sources of stereopure (2S/S)-dopaxanthin.  (+info)

HPLC characterization of betalains from plants in the amaranthaceae. (5/9)

HPLC characterization of reversed-phase (RP) high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been widely used in separation and identification of plant pigments. An effective RP-HPLC-based method is established to systematically isolate, identify, and quantitate the betalain pigments in the plants of 37 species of eight genera in the Amaranthaceae. A total of 16 betacyanins and three betaxanthins are characterized mainly using the RP-HPLC method and also with the aid of mass spectroscopy. The identified betacyanins include eight amaranthine-types, six gomphrenin-types, and two betanin-types. They are also divided into six simple (nonacylated) betacyanins and 10 acylated betacyanins. Acylated betacyanins are identified as betanidin 5-O-beta-glucuronosylglucoside or betanidin 6-O-beta-glucoside acylated with ferulic, p-coumaric, or 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric acids. Three betaxanthins were separated from Celosia species in the Amaranthaceae and identified to be immonium conjugates of betalamic acid with dopamine, 3-methoxytyramine, and (S)-tryptophan; the latter two are found to be new betaxanthins from plants.  (+info)

Physiological properties of beetroot crisps applied in standard and dyslipidaemic diets of rats. (6/9)

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Betalain production is possible in anthocyanin-producing plant species given the presence of DOPA-dioxygenase and L-DOPA. (7/9)

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A nature-inspired betalainic probe for live-cell imaging of Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes. (8/9)

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The aim of study was investigation the impact of boiling and spontaneous fermentation on profile and content of betalains and antioxidant capacity of red beetroot. Betalains were analyzed by micro-HPLC-TOF-MS/MS method, while antioxidant capacity by three in vitro assays. Red beet products were abounded in betalains, with betanin, isobetanin, betanidin and vulgaxanthin I predominating among twenty two pigments identified. Boiling and fermentation of red beet reduced the content of betalains by 51-61% and 61-88%, respectively, however, this decline was limited when the peel was present. Microbial activity and softening of the matrix induced by the fermentation process led to the release of betalains responsible for strong antioxidant capacity of the juice formed. Generally, the treatment applied maintained and/or lowered antioxidant capacity of red beet materials obtained. Our findings indicate that red beet-derived products are valuable source of betalains, with their profile, content and ...
Introduction. Biology HL Lab Report Beet Lab Data Collection, Processing, Presentation Conclusion & Evaluation -Rashika Singh IB Yr 1 Aim: To determine the effects of temperature on the permeability of the beetroot cell membrane. Research Question: To investigate how different temperatures affect the beetroot pigment and finding out the absorbance and transmittance % using a visible spectrophotometer. Background Information: Beetroots contain betalains which are the red pigments present in the cell vacuole. Betalains are soluble in water and they contain nitrogen. Betalains extracted from beetroot is commonly used as food dye because it is not known to cause any allergic reactions. Cell membrane is the barrier that separates the inner environment of the cell from the outer environment. The membrane is selectively permeable. The cell membrane is made up of mainly lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. The lipids are the phospholipid bilayer which consists of a hydrophilic polar head and a ...
Betalains represent a natural and safe alternative to colour synthetic additives that are used currently in food industry. In addition to the colouring property, betalains are of particular interest because of their importance in health: antimicrobial and antioxidant activity, radio-protective, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect. This study compares different classics methods of betalains extraction, using water and weak acid solutions from fresh, dried and lyophilized beetroot. The highest content of betanin (20 mg /g) has been obtained from lyophilized beet using 0.5% citric acid and 0.1% ascorbic acid as solvents. In this study temperature, pH, liquid/solid ratio were considered the main factors which influence the performance of extraction process and stability of betanin. The extraction is better at high temperatures (70 C), regardless of the other two parameters. At low temperature it is necessary to increase the liquid/solid ratio and decrease the pH for getting a good ...
Dear Friends. As we learned in last fridays Forward Thinking, epidemiological studies have suggested that reduction in cardiovascular disease, cancer risk and a range of other chronic disease conditions is linked to consumption of anthocyanins, betalains, chlorophylls and carotenoids (Mary Ann Lila 2004)-the primary pigments of colorful fruits and vegetables. Quite simply we need to eat 5-13 servings of vegetables and fruits a day (Harvard School of Public Health, see Green Facts below).. Last week we looked at betalains derived from red beetroot and cactus pears and their multitude of benefits. This week well look at anthocyanins and the protection they provide for a diverse array of diseases.. Heart Disease. Pure anthocyanins are up to seven times more effective as antioxidants inhibiting lipid peroxidation than alpha tocopherol. Anthocyanins in red wines and grape juice contributed to the ability of these dietary sources to inhibit heart attacks, by virtue of their antithrombotic potential, ...
The potent antioxidant activity of pigments from beet and cactus pears may be the key to their potential, suggests a new review from Brazil.
Plants are specialized in synthesizing and accumulating specific combinations of flavonoids out of a pool of about 5000 known flavonoids implying their adaptive functions. This review critically evaluates various functions of flavonoids and describes specific instances and strategies of biotechnological manipulation to improve plant performance and value addition. Most applications of modern plant biotechnology can be considered to involve the manipulation of DNA sequences originally isolated from plants or other organisms. g−1). (PR) and orange (PN), by measuring their composition in total betalains (betacyanins + betaxanthins), total soluble phenolics, and phenolic acids. The techniques of plant, organ, tissue and cell culture have evolved since the beginning of this century and combined with recent advances in genetics and using conventional plant breeding, the plant biotechnology is having a significant impact on agriculture, horticulture and forestry. in 1929 by Alexander Fleming led to ...
Join the beet renaissance! As the popularity of growing beets is increasing, all root vegetables are experiencing a culinary renaissance. Beets come in a variety of colors, shapes, and textures, but all are highly nutritious, including significant amounts of fiber, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C. Betalains are powerful antioxidants that give red beets their red hue and unique flavor. Gold beets are rich in b-xanthin pigment. Beets are grown in all areas of the country, and plants take up very little garden space. Historical Information Beets were originally grown and enjoyed only for the greens. The root did not appear in recipes until 14th century England. Although there were only a few varieties known in the 17th and 18th centuries, women were using red beet juice as a cheek and lip stain. General Sowing When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°-85°F, for early summer crop. 6 to 8 weeks before first fall
Beets are one root you cant beat! While genetically modified sugar beets are common raw materials used to make sugar, the beet variety typically eaten as a vegetable is lower in natural sugar and contains many unique, healthy nutrients.. Whats remarkable about beets is their amazing phytonutrient content. The red pigment (betacyanin) found in beets appears to protect against the development of cancerous cells, reduce inflammation, and detoxify the body. Also, there is a growing body of evidence showing that betaine is an important nutrient for the prevention of chronic disease. The betalain pigments found in beets help toxins bind to other molecules so they can be excreted from the body. This detoxifies and purifies the blood and liver. In fact, beetroot extract is used in conjunction with medicine to treat liver disease and fatty liver conditions.. Betaine is sometimes used as part of depression treatment to boost the natural production of hormones in the body that promote the feelings of ...
they do require a little extra time to prep and store, but even the haters may change their tune when armed with the knowledge of the general health and sport-specific benefi ts they offer.. A member of the chenopod family (also including quinoa, spinach, and chard), beets are rich in phytonutrients called betalains(betanin and vulgaxanthin) that have been shown to support our bodys detoxification pathways and provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support. Beets are also rich sources of dietary nitrates-which convert into nitric oxide (N.O.)-betaine, fiber, vitamin C, folate, manganese, iron, and potassium. In addition, beets have been shown to support eye and nerve tissue health, cardiovascular function, blood pressure regulation, and the fi ght against certain cancers. Historically, this alkaline veggie is also known to keep the liver and kidneys working properly and to nourish and purify the blood.. SAY YES TO N.O.. All of the above key nutrients found in beets are certainly of great ...
The red beet, more specifically the beetroot juice made from it, shows promise for increasing performance and reducing blood pressure. The juice specifically has been used in many studies to determine its health and performance benefits. (3) Beetroot juice has been studied for potential benefits in improved performance by lowering the muscles oxygen demand and increasing muscle efficiency, specifically in endurance exercise. Also, beets are naturally high in nitrates, and increased nitrates in the body have been shown to reduce blood pressure. This has many potential benefits for overall heart health.. Beets are high in fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals such as folate and potassium. The rich coloring of beets comes from betalains, pigments with powerful antioxidant potential.. There are some potential safety concerns regarding the amount of nitrates consumed, however. Nitrates may combine with other dietary nutrients to form nitrosamines that may be carcinogenic. More research is needed ...
Like red plant foods, yellow plants get their color from the whole gamut of molecules: carotenoids, anthocyanins & betalains. But the backbone of most yellow...
Vegetables and fruits with diverse natural colors contain abundant functional phytochemicals such as carotenoids, anthocyanins and betalains. Additionally, these phytochemicals also contain vitamins, essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, food enzymes and other plant components. This book describes the relationship of evidence-based functions and mechanisms of the phytochemicals in vegetables and fruits, and foods including cereal crops, nuts, beans, seafood and others. Research has been found that a higher intake of fruits and vegetables has been epidemiologically associated with an improvement of and lower risk and treatment for many diseases such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and others. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical ). ...
Abstract. It is now well accepted that the consumption of plant-based foods is beneficial to human health. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and derived products can be excellent sources of minerals, vitamins, and fiber and usually have a favorable nutrient-to-energy ratio. Furthermore, plant foods are also a rich source of phytochemicals such as polyphenols, carotenoids, and betalains, with potential health benefits for humans. Many epidemiological studies have made a direct link between the consumption of plant foods and health. Human intervention studies have also shown that higher intake/consumption of plant foods can reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome and other chronic diseases, especially in at-risk populations such as obese people. In addition to its health benefits, plant foods are also used as functional ingredients in food applications such as antioxidants, antimicrobials, and natural colorants. The Special Issue Foods of Plant Origin covers biodiscovery, functionality, the effect ...
They keep us free from foreign bacterial or virus invaders and stop us from being sick all the time.Too much of inflammation is a real cause for concern.. Protecting the body against developing inflammatory symptoms including cancers like lung, stomach, colon, and breast cancer and also provide protection against heart disease and other illnesses you need an excellent source of phytonutrients called betalains that helps in better absorption of manganese. Manganese is part of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase, a powerful tool in the fight against dangerous free radicals.. When you eat manganese-rich foods like beets, your brain and nerves are able to function at their optimal levels.. ...
Red beet contains many ingredients like the high calories, potassium, sodium, vitamins, mineral, folate and other nutrients and fiber. Raw beet (or juice) can preserve the content like the betalains and the vitamins. This is stated to be good for purification of blood, removal of kidney and bladder stones, normalization of blood pressure and elimination of toxic elements from the internal organs.. ...
Everybody wants to live longer - and look younger while they do it. Fortunately, beets are a solid contribution to the pursuit of both of these parts of a healthy life.. The detoxification and anti-inflammatory properties of beets weve already mentioned contribute greatly to keeping you younger. The betalains in beets have been shown to exhibit antiviral and antimicrobial effects that can lessen tumor cell growth and protect against age-related diseases.. Oxidative damage and inflammation can do a lot of wear and tear to the body and skin, which contribute heavily to a more aged appearance. So, consuming beets regularly can help provide you with a natural defense against looking older than you actually are.. Beets are also a great source of fiber, which allows the digestive system to function more properly and supports weight loss. And when youre thinner and more regular, youll suffer from far fewer negative health issues associated with weight and digestion.. Beets help to naturally balance ...
Phytochemicals Mind Map: Full Listing of Phytochemicals That Have Protective Properties for Human Health. What are phytochemicals? Phytochemicals are plant che...
The greater the heat, the greater the kinetic energy ofthe phospholipids and the more the lipid bilayer is disrupted. This leads to more openings and more betalains diffuse out of the cell into the surrounding water ...
This brand new Annual Plant Reviews volume is the second edition of the highly successful and well-received Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 2. This exciting new volume provides an up-to-date survey of the biochemistry and physiology of plant secondary metabolism. The volume commences with an overview of the biochemistry, physiology and function of secondary metabolism, followed by detailed reviews of the major groups of secondary metabolites: alkaloids and betalains, cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and nonprotein amino acids, phenyl propanoids and related phenolics, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and saponins. A final chapter discusses the evolution of secondary metabolism.. This carefully compiled new edition brings together chapters from some of the worlds leading experts in plant secondary metabolism. Completely revised and brought right up to date with much new information, this volume is an essential purchase for advanced students, researchers and professionals in biochemistry, ...
Fall is right around the corner and many superfoods will hit their peak season. The autumn harvest brings a wide variety of healthy and delicious produce, from winter squash and sweet potatoes to pears and apples. We also often tend to crave different foods as the seasons turn. Here are some fall favorites to boost your health and your taste buds. Apples Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants while being low in calories. We have lots of varieties to choose from, from sweet to tart. Be sure to eat the skin which contains hearty-healthy flavonoids. As the weather cools off, I recommend a baked apple for dessert. Add ...
i/həˈhoʊbə/; Simmondsia chinensis) is a shrub native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of Arizona, California, and Mexico. It is the sole species of the family Simmondsiaceae, placed in the order Caryophyllales. It is also known as goat nut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry, and gray box bush.[1] Jojoba is grown commercially for its oil, a liquid wax ester, extracted from the seed. The plant has also been used to combat and prevent desertification in the Thar Desert in India.[2] ...
Hassler, M. 2017. Polycarpon World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (version Mar. 2018). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 May 22 ...
Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., Mering, S. von, Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler R., Ocampo G., Ochoterena, H., Oxelman, B., Rabeler, R. K., Sanchez, A., Schlumpberger, B. O. & Uotila, P. 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. doi: 10.3372/wi.45.45301 Full text PDF Reference page. ...
Researchers in the field of metabolic engineering aim to develop processes to produce. useful chemicals, sustainably and responsibly, using biotechnology. These processes are. often designed to replace products derived from fossil fuels, which are unsustainable and. contribute to climate change, or plant-based products, which compete with food. production for scarce land and are subject to supply uncertainty due to weather, crop. disease, and climate change. Here, we present two research projects in metabolic. engineering. First, we demonstrate microbial production of the red food dye betanin by. engineering the betalain biosynthesis pathway into yeast. Betanin is currently. manufactured through extraction from red beets specifically grown for dye production.. We achieved betanin production levels of 17 mg/L, which is equivalent to the amount of. betanin found in 10 g/L of beet extract. With further production improvements, this. bioprocess may become cost-competitive with agricultural ...
Antioxidants that inhibit oxidation are stable molecules produced by the host or from the dietary sources.. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable atoms with a single electron on the outermost ring. To become stable, free radicals intercept or donate an electron from stable atoms, leading to a chain reaction that can not be stopped until all electrons on the outermost ring are paired or inhibited by antioxidants.. Oxidative stress is a result of overexpression of free radicals compared to low levels of antioxidants in the body. Over time, oxidative stress induces protein, lipid, and cellular damage, leading to cells injury and death that facilitate the onset of chronic diseases, including CVD and cancer.. However, free radicals at a moderate level are necessary for the body function, including maintaining the blood vessels in the regulation of relaxation and constriction.. Some diseases associated with free radicals ...
Red pitayas were collected from MARDI Kundang Station with different ripening index. Total RNA of red pitaya fruits with 35 days after anthesis (DAA) were extracted and purified to get high quality total RNA. The purified total RNA was then subjected to Solexa sequencing using paired-end mRNA-seq method. The mRNA-seq sequencing results showed that total number of red pitaya paired-end reads obtained was 18,530,028 sequences and total number nucleotides obtained was 1,389,752,100nt. Sequence assembly using Velvet software revealed a total of 106,867 nodes. After the sequence filtering process (set value as ,80bp/node), we obtained 62,333 nodes. The homology search on the filtered sequences against non-redundant nucleic acid database (NR) showed that 31,423 nodes with significant E-value≤10-5. It was found that there were at least 97 nodes mapped to secondary metabolic pathways via Blast2Go analysis, particularly the biosynthesis pathways of phenylproparoid, betalain, flavonoid, carotenoid and ...
The flexibility of decanters from GEA makes them ideal for the extraction of secondary plant substances such as beta-carotene, lycopene, phenolic compounds and betalain.
In this work we have investigated the intercalation of electron-donors between NbS2 slabs in Nb-based layer sulfides.. Two series of Sr substituted Nb-based misfit sulfides belonging to the 1.5Q/1H and 1Q/1H series of misfit layer compounds have been synthesised. For large lanthanides (Ln=La, Ce), only the 1Q/1H compounds formed whereas for smaller lanthanides and yttrium, both types of phases can be obtained. The crystal structure of misfit sulfide (Pr0.55Sr0.45S)1.15NbS2 has been refined using the composite approach. In the Q-slab, Pr-atoms are partly replaced by Sr with a random distribution over one cation position. The crystal structure of misfit sulfide [(Sm1/3Sr2/3S)1.5]1.15NbS2 belonging to the 1.5Q/1H series have also been determined. The obtained results suggest a preferred occupancy of the cation positions in the slab where Sr atoms mainly occupy positions on the exterior of the slab while Sm atoms are in the center of the slab. The (La1-xSrxS)1.15NbS2 solid solution (0.1,x,0.9) has ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Antioxidant activities of sicilian prickly pear (Opuntia ficus indica) fruit extracts and reducing properties of its betalains: betanin and indicaxanthin.. AU - Di Gaudio, Francesca. AU - Tesoriere, Luisa. AU - Butera, Daniela. AU - Pintaudi, Anna Maria. AU - Livrea, Maria Antonia. AU - Kohen, Rohn. AU - Bongiorno, Antonino. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. KW - Antioxidant activities of sicilian prickly pear. KW - Antioxidant activities of sicilian prickly pear. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/107910. M3 - Article. VL - J Agric Food Chem. 2002 Nov 6;50(23):6895-901.. JO - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. JF - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. SN - 0021-8561. ER - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Antioxidant activities of sicilian prickly pear (Opuntia ficus indica) fruit extracts and reducing properties of its betalains: betanin and indicaxanthin.. AU - Tesoriere, Luisa. AU - Di Gaudio, Francesca. AU - Butera, Daniela. AU - Pintaudi, Anna Maria. AU - Livrea, Maria Antonia. AU - Kohen, Rohn. AU - Bongiorno, Antonino. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. KW - Antioxidant activities of sicilian prickly pear. KW - Antioxidant activities of sicilian prickly pear. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/107910. M3 - Article. VL - J Agric Food Chem. 2002 Nov 6;50(23):6895-901.. JO - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. JF - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. SN - 0021-8561. ER - ...
Within core Caryophyllales, Physena (Physenaceae) is sister to Asteropeia, and this pair is sister to all other core Caryophyllales. Asteropeia and Physena, with five and two species, respectively, all of which are restricted to Madagascar, have been difficult to place taxonomically. Within the remaining core Caryophyllales, three major clades are well supported. The first comprises Caryophyllaceae (86 genera, 2,200 species; mostly with a temperate distribution), Achatocarpaceae (3 genera, 7 species; western North America to South America), and Amaranthaceae (including Chenopodiaceae; 174 genera, 2,050 species; warm temperate and subtropical regions) form a clade, with the last two as sisters. A second clade within core Caryophyllales consists of Basellaceae (4 genera, 20 species; pantropical), Didiereaceae (4 genera, 11 species; Madagascar), Portulacaceae (32 genera, 385 species; cosmopolitan), Cactaceae (100 genera, 1,500 species, mostly New World deserts), and Halophytaceae (monospecific; ...
Tyrosine hydroxylase was separated from polyphenol oxidase activity and was highly purified from betacyanin producing callus cultures of Portulaca grandiflora. The purified enzyme catalyzed the formation of DOPA (l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) from tyrosine and required the pterin compounds (6-methyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropterin; 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin; 6,7-dimethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropterin) as coenzyme. The Km values for tyrosine and 6-methyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropterin were 0.5 mM and 0.15 mM, respectively. This enzyme was activated by Fe2+ and Mn2+, and inhibited by metal chelating agents.. ...
Betanin, a natural pigment that presents ubiquitously in plants, has been reported to show biological effects. However, not much is known on the effectiveness of betanin in regulating fat accumulation. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the inhibitory effect of betanin on adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and its mechanism action. The results show betanin significantly inhibited oil red O-stained material (OROSM) and triglyceride levels in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, indicating betanin inhibited lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. In addition, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) expression was significantly inhibited in the betanin-treated adipocytes, implying that betanin suppressed the cellular PPARγexpression in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Moreover, the suppression of lipid accumulation by betanin occurred by decreasing the gene expression of PPARγ, CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα) and sterol regulatory element binding protein 1c (SREBP-1c). Taken together, these
Beet Root (Beta vulgaris) has been historically cultivated for its culinary and medicinal properties. Betalains are the phytonutrients that give the root its vibrant red pigment that can also be used as a natural dye. Beets contain nutrients such as fiber, betaine, and nitrates, and are high in natural sugars, added earthy sweetness to foods and drinks.. Raw • Organic • Paleo Friendly • Vegan • Non-GMO • Gluten Free • Kosher. Benefits: Energy performance.. ...
Application Note - Fractionation of Betanin Food Dyes on RENSA® PY ». Food colorants are important ingredients in food and beverage, and also pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. The trend within these industries is strongly moving away from artificial towards natural dyes originating preferably from plants, beetroot being one important source. The most important and most studied color compound in beetroot is betanin, also called beetroot red (E number E162).. This proof-of-concept investigation demonstrates that the resin RENSA® PY can separate betanin in an aqueous beetroot juice, and fractionate the dye compounds with the potential to retrieve a targeted fraction of a certain dye type. The process conditions are mild and neither salt gradients nor organic solvents are required for the dye separation.. Other resin types used for betanin retention such as reversed phase resins or ion exchangers typically do not display sufficient retention of the highly polar betanin, and require organic ...
Herein, chlorophyll and betalain dyes are extracted from fresh spinach leaves and beetroots. Fourier transform infrared spectra are used to identify the characteristic peaks of the extracted dyes. UV-vis light absorption characteristics of the dyes and their mixed counterpart are investigated by varying their pH and temperature. These dyes are used as photo sensitizer for fabrication of zinc oxide photo-anode based dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The photo-voltaic characteristics of the developed DSSCs are measured under simulated solar light (power of incident light 100 mW cm−2 from Air Mass 1.5G). The solar to electric conversion efficiencies for the chlorophyll, betalain and mixed dye based solar cells are estimated as 0.148%, 0.197% and 0.294% respectively. The highest conversion efficiency for mixed dye based solar cell is attributed due to the absorption of wider range of solar spectrum.. ...
Artichoke. Silymarin, a bioflavonoid found in artichoke acts as an antioxidant as well as helps protect the liver against free radical attacks. It also contains cyarin that helps stimulate the production of bile.. Arugula. Arugula (known as rocket vegetable in Asia), a cruciferous vegetable, provides antioxidants as well as a broad spectrum of minerals and vitamins, all of which are vital for detox.. Asparagus. Asparagus makes a great detox vegetable because the chromium it contains serve to help balance blood sugar levels while youre on a detox.. Beets. Beets are a rich source of betalains, bioflavonoids that make beets appear red, a powerful antioxidant that helps the liver in removing impurities from your blood.. Bell Peppers. If you dont have a sensitivity to nightshade vegetables, you can always include bell peppers in your detox. Besides containing antioxidants, they contain a good number of different vitamins and a god source of fiber as well.. Bok Choy. Bok Choy, a cruciferous ...
This plant originates in Brazil but is commonly known as Japanese rose. I found this plant wedged in the crevice of a granite boulder by the sea. The flower is small and I imagine that if it could grow more profusely and carpet the boulder entirely, it would be a very pretty sight ...
Others. - Flowers and leaves placed on childs bed to drive evil spirits away. (9). Scientific studies about portulaca rose / vietnam rose. • Chronic Toxicity Study:. Study evaluated the toxic effects of Portulaca grandiflora aqueous extract in male and female Wistar rats for 6 months. The water extract at given doses of 10, 100, and 1000 mg/k per day did not induce any detrimental effect in rats.. • Phytoremediation Potential :. Study showed wild and tissue cultured plants of P. grandiflora were able to decolorize sulfonated diazo dye Navy Blue HE2R up to 98% in 40 h. The significant induction in the activities of lignin peroxidase, tyrosinase and DCIP reductase was observed in roots during dye decolorization. Phytotoxicity study showed reduction in toxicity due to metabolites formed after dye degradation.. • Safety Study / Phase 1 Trial / Healthy Human Volunteers:. A phase 1 clinical trial in 16 healthy volunteers investigated the safety of P. grandiflora, as well as preliminarily assess ...
Portulaca grandiflora is commonly known as moss rose. Portulaca is a succulent plant with thick stems and leaves. The trailing stems reach 6 inches tall and spread 12 inches wide. The bright green leaves are cylindrical and 1 inch long with pointed tips. Moss rose blossoms bloom all summer with jewel-toned colors. ...
Introduction. How Temperature Affects the Movement of Pigment Through Cell Membranes Aim: To use beetroot to examine the effect of temperature on cell membranes and relate the effects observed to membrane structure. Hypothesis: An increase in temperature will damage and denature the membrane and cause the substances contained within it to leak out. Overview: The experiment below displays the effects of temperature on the pigment in uncooked beetroot cells. The pigment in beetroot cells lies within the cell vacuole and is called betalain, each vacuole is surrounded by a tonoplast membrane and outside it, the cytoplasm is surrounded by the plasma membrane, therefore the foundation of this experiment lies with the temperature at which the membranes will rupture and therefore leak the pigment. To do this a series of uncooked beetroot cylinders will be exposed to different temperatures and then to distilled water at room temperature (20�C). The colour of the distilled water is the variable here. ...
Moss roses, also known as portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora), are drought-tolerant, succulent annuals that grow in all U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones. Moss rose is a low-growing ...
If this recipe for Antioxidant Shooters has caught your eye, I have a feeling you are aware that pomegranate juice, strawberries and blueberries are filled with antioxidants. With the addition of beets, this recipe is SUPER high in antioxidants. If you dont have time to cook beets, you can often find them on the salad bar at a high end or gourmet grocery store. What is interesting about beets is not the fact that they are rich in antioxidants, but the unusual mix of antioxidants that they contain. Beets have unique antioxidants since they get their red color primarily from betalain antioxidant pigments (and not primarily from anthocyanins). This combined with being a very good source of the antioxidant manganese and vitamin C, provides antioxidant support in a different way than other antioxidant-rich vegetables.. Have you heard the term but wonder why antioxidants are important? Antioxidants offer a number of health benefits and can help possibly prevent diseases, ranging from cancer to ...
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Eating beetroot or drinking beetroot juice on a regular and moderate basis has been found to be very beneficial for our skin and aids in keeping various signs of premature aging like fine lines, age spots, dark spots, skin blemishes, etc. at bay.. This benefit of beetroot is mainly because of the antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta-carotene and other antioxidantal compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, etc. present in them.. The antioxidants in beetroot fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our skin cells, and thus aids in keeping premature aging at bay.. Free radicals are nothing but the unstabilized ions that get formed during the oxidation process in our system. As these are unstabilized, so, they steal electrons from the neighboring molecules, and while doing so it causes oxidative damage to them.. Antioxidants are also effective in removing toxins from our system, and this also aids in maintaining ...
Photo Source. Whats beetroot got to do with cell biology? Well, today we did a practical experiment to investigate the effect of temperature on the plasma membrane of beetroot tissue. Why beetroot? Because it is relatively easy to identify the amount of damage to cell membranes by observing the pigment leakage from the tissue. We used four 5mm x 15mm cylinders of beetroot and four different treatments - room temperature (control), freezing overnight, 50 degrees Celcius and 70 degrees Celcius for 2 minutes each. Then each sample was placed in a test tube with 5 ml of water. What did our results show?. One of the questions in this practical asks why some people put hessian bags over their garden plants in winter and how some plants can survive freezing temperatures. Hessian bags can help to insulate plants against the effects of freezing - some wineries use large fans to keep air circulating over their crops for the same reason. Some plants are genetically more tolerant of frost. This article, ...
Is beetroot just a part of your salad or something more? Are there any health benefits of beetroot? Yes, there are numerous health benefits of beetroot.
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a green and leafy wild vegetable. It is found mainly throughout Asia and has been used for centuries for its properties. As it is used today, Purslane is meant mainly to promote general good health and well-being.. ...
Beetroot (also known by its colloquial name, beets, or beta vulgaris) is a sweet, healthy vegetable loaded with antioxidants. Its actually these antioxidants, packed inside beetroots red pigments, that contain cancer-preventing and...
You might see beetroot on the menu at your local juice shop. Juicing beetroot has a number of health benefits. Here are 12 of them.
In a recent study, a research group led by Christian Gruber at MedUni Viennas Institute of Pharmacology isolated a peptide (small protein molecule) from beetroot. The peptide is able to inhibit a particular enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of messenger molecules in the body. Due to its particularly stable molecular structure and pharmacological properties, the beetroot peptide may be a good candidate for development of a drug to treat certain inflammatory diseases, such as e.g. neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases.
How to Remove Beetroot Stains. Removing beetroot stains is no easy task, but the good news is that there are several household remedies! As soon as the spill occurs, be sure to treat it immediately with cold water to keep the stain from...
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Whether you roast it whole, blend into a classic soup or drink as juice like the Olympians do, beetroot is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants - a health-food titan.
Like apples, beetroot are a great source of the dietary fibre, pectin. They also contain other important nutrients including betaine, which support liver cells in their role of chief detoxification organ.. It has also been associated with lowering homocysteine, a chemical produced when an amino acid called methionine is broken down in the body. Because we all eat protein, we all have some homocysteine in our blood; however, raised levels have shown an increased risk for hardening of the arteries, a precursor for heart attacks and strokes, and also blood clots in the veins.. Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. A diet high in fibre has many health benefits. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health.. However, many people dont get enough fibre. On average, most people in the UK get about 14g of fibre a day. You should aim for at least 18g a day.. Fibre is only found in foods that come from plants. Foods such as meat, ...
Hit your palate with contrasting flavours - sweet, sour, juicy, spicy, nutty. All flavours in one bowl of beetroot and black eyed bean salad. This ruby red salad is quick and easy to make for your family and is packed with nutritional goodness. This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 30th May 2014. Please click on the link below to read:
Our favourite for pre or post work out Bone Broth is a natural source of Collagen, Protein, Amino Acids such as Glutamine and Carnitine. With the added goodness of Australian Beetroot to take that healing to the next level. Beets naturally contain large quantities of nitrates to help boost exercise perfomance. For a b
Todays job: To reproduce Baxters Redcurrant and Beetroot Relish (or Chutney, I misremember which), which I became quite fond of in the 90s, briefly, before it vanished. Occasional checks of Baxters website since then have failed to turn it up. A quick check today, however, while still coming up blank in chutneys and relishes, gave…
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With its riotous color, earthy flavor and bright berry dressing, our beetroot salad recipe will quickly become a family favorite!
Roast beetroot is a versatile vegan recipe that tastes divine. Eat it straight as a snack, toss wedges in a salad or serve as a side dish to your main meal.
Beetroot is best between June and October, because then it is the freshest, but you can buy it all year. Always choose those of medium size, for ease of cooking and preparation. It is also important for it to be hard and round, on the same note. Cut them always on a plastic board, and watch out for possible stains, because it is quite difficult to remove ...
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mmmm...I like pickled beetroot though it has been quite a while since I had it..but now may be I should start eating them regularly, at least during my training period (into my 3rd day of walking/jogging)..hehehe ...
This trailing plant has succulent looking foliage, produces small bright colored blooms, heat tolerant, blooms spring and summer.
One of the benefits of portulaca on the skin is that it has a soothing effect, making it a useful treatment for inflammatory skin injuries, such as boils and cuts. A topical poultice, made by mashing the plant in a pestle and mortar, applied to the injured area should provide immediate relief. In the Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, a review of portulaca stated that it accelerates the healing process of the wound by decreasing its surface area and improving the skins elasticity. ...
Beta-amyloid is a sticky protein fragment, or peptide, that accumulates in the brain, disrupting communication between brain cells called neurons.
Theres been a lot of hype online about beetrot benefits for obstacle race training, so we decided to look for some scientific evidence.
This vivid risotto is simply baked in the oven, so theres no need to spend lots of time at the stove stirring, from BBC Good Food Magazine.
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Specific betalains found in H. appalachianensis include muscaflavin, and a group of compounds called hygroaurins, which are ... Steglich W, Strack D (1991). "Chapter 1 Betalains". In Brossi A. (ed.). The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Pharmacology. San Diego; ... The colors of Hygrocybe mushrooms originate from betalains, a class of red and yellow indole-derived pigments. ...
Betalains are responsible for the deep red color of beets. A particularly noticeable manifestation of pigmentation in plants is ... Betalains are red or yellow pigments. Like anthocyanins they are water-soluble, but unlike anthocyanins they are synthesized ... Plant pigments include many molecules, such as porphyrins, carotenoids, anthocyanins and betalains. All biological pigments ...
Betalains are red or yellow pigments. Like anthocyanins they are water-soluble, but unlike anthocyanins they are indole-derived ... Betalains are responsible for the deep red color of beets, and are used commercially as food-coloring agents. Plant ... physiologists are uncertain of the function that betalains have in plants which possess them, but there is some preliminary ...
Tanaka, Yoshikazu; Sasaki, Nobuhiro; Ohmiya, Akemi (2008-05-01). "Biosynthesis of plant pigments: anthocyanins, betalains and ...
... they are replaced by betalains. Anthocyanins and betalains have never been found in the same plant. Sometimes bred purposely ... ISBN 978-1-891127-00-7. Stafford, Helen A. (1994). "Anthocyanins and betalains: evolution of the mutually exclusive pathways". ...
Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. The families and genera of vascular plants. 5. Berlin, ...
Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. V. p. 292. ISBN 9783662072554.. ...
Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-662-07255-4. ...
Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. V. p. 293-294. ISBN 9783662072554.. ...
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... they are replaced by betalains. Anthocyanins and betalains have never been found in the same plant.[8][9] ... "Anthocyanins and betalains: evolution of the mutually exclusive pathways". Plant Science. 101 (2): 91-98. doi:10.1016/0168- ...
Flowering plants, Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales, and non-betalain Caryophyllales. The Families and genera of vascular ...
These pigments are much more abundant sources of antioxidant compounds than betalains. The stability of the betalains pigments ... A number of 32 types of betalains have been reported in Ulluco, 20 in the form of betaxanthins and the remaining 12 in the form ... Svenson J.; Smallfield B.M.; Joyce NI; Sansom C.; Perry N. (2008). "Betalains in red and yellow varieties of the Andean tuber ... Ulluco is a crop that contains betalains pigments in the base form of betacyanins and acid form of betaxanthins. ...
The betalain pigments are unique in plants of this order and occur in all its families with the exception of Caryophyllaceae ... Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-3-642-07680-0. "Caryophyllales". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. ...
Capparales and non-betalain Caryophyllales. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. V. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 305. ...
Kubitzki, Klaus; Bayer, Clemens (2013). Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. ...
Klaus Kubitzki, Clemens Bayer (2003). Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons: Capparales, Malvales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. ...
... and Non-Betalain Caryophyllales. The families and genera of vascular plants. 5. Springer. pp. 75-174. ISBN 978-3-540-42873-2. v ...
"Urinary pharmacokinetics of betalains following consumption of red beet juice in healthy humans". Pharmacological Research. 52 ...
5: Flowering Plants: Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. Springer. pp. 75-174. ISBN 3-540-42873 ...
Widespread in the Amaranthaceae is the occurrence of betalain pigments. The former Chenopodiaceae often contain isoflavonoids. ...
The three major pigments involved in floral color change are anthocyanins, carotenoids, and betalains. Color changes can occur ... or an accumulation of betalains. Floral color change may also be caused by an increase or decrease in pH causing a reddening/ ...
Pokeweed berries also contain betalain pigments such as betanin and others. The leaves contain a number of common flavonols. ... Iwashina, T.; Kitajima, J. (2009). "Flavonoids from the leaves of betalain-containing species, Phytolacca americana ( ...
The red color of the fruit and juice is due to betalains, (betanin and indicaxanthin). The plant also contains flavonoids, such ... fruit extracts and reducing properties of its betalains: betanin and indicaxanthin". J. Agric. Food Chem. 50 (23): 6895-901. ...
... the reddish hues are due to betalain pigments as usual for Caryophyllales. The fruit is berry-like, club-shaped or elongated, ...
The Sicilian prickly pear contains betalain, betanin, and indicaxanthin, with highest levels in their fruits. In Mexican folk ... Opuntia contains a range of phytochemicals in variable quantities, such as polyphenols, dietary minerals and betalains. ... fruit extracts and reducing properties of its betalains: betanin and indicaxanthin". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ...
... anthocyanins and betalains. All biological pigments selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light while reflecting others. ...
In dry form betanin is stable in the presence of oxygen.[citation needed] Betalain Dean D. Metcalfe, Hugh A. Sampson, Ronald A ... Other dietary sources of betanin and other betalains include the Opuntia cactus, Swiss chard, and the leaves of some strains of ... Betanin is a betalain pigment, together with isobetanin, probetanin, and neobetanin. Other pigments contained in beet are ...
5, Malvales, Capparales and non-betalain Caryophyllales.. *du Mortier, B. C. J. (1829). Analyse des Familles de Plantes, avec ...
Investigations of plant metabolism reveal how an enzyme variant with reduced feedback sensitivity may allow plants to switch their pigment palettes.
Betalains, the group of chemicals responsible for color in red beet, are found to exhibit powerful antioxidant activity and ... Akbar Hussain E., Sadiq Z., Zia-Ul-Haq M. (2018) Bioactivities of Betalains. In: Betalains: Biomolecular Aspects. Springer, ... Betalains, the group of chemicals responsible for color in red beet, are found to exhibit powerful antioxidant activity and ... Kanner, J., Harel, S., & Granit, R. (2001). Betalains; a new class of dietary Cationized antioxidants. Journal of Agricultural ...
The name "betalain" comes from the Latin name of the common beet (Beta vulgaris), from which betalains were first extracted. ... Both betalains and anthocyanins are water-soluble pigments found in the vacuoles of plant cells. However, betalains are ... For example, betalains contain nitrogen whereas anthocyanins do not. It is now known that betalains are aromatic indole ... There are two categories of betalains: Betacyanins include the reddish to violet betalain pigments. Among the betacyanins ...
Hence, application of betalains instead of anthocyanins for colouring foods with high ascorbic acid contents may be interesting ... "Moreover, betalains can effectively be stabilised by ascorbic acid, which on the other hand, impairs anthocyanin stability. ... A growing area of interest has been the use of betalains, water-soluble nitrogen-containing pigments that, depending on their ... presents a timely review of the potential for betalains, and highlights the health benefits of the antioxidant pigments. The ...
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... cactus fruit and dragon fruit have powerful compound called betalain, which has been found to have several powerful effects on ... Additional Studies on the Effects of Betalain. A U.C. Davis study16 found that a concentration of betalain extracts from beets ... In fact, 24 different kinds of betalains have been discovered in beets and cactus fruits, while other betalain-containing ... The term betalain is derived from the Latin name for beet, Beta vulgaris, which is where it was first found. Both beets and ...
... produce betalains similar to roots in planta. These root cultures have shown stability in biomass and pigment production for ... Piatelli, M. Betalains: chemistry and biosynthesis and chemical taxonomy. In The Biochemistry of Plants. Vol. 7; Conn, E. E., ... The concentration of betalains in these root cultures is affected by various physical and chemical factors. Some of the factors ... Mukundan U., Bhide V., Dawda H. (1999) Production of Betalains by Hairy Root Cultures of Beta Vulgaris L. In: Fu TJ., Singh G ...
"Betalains" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicines controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject ... This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Betalains" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and ... Below are the most recent publications written about "Betalains" by people in Profiles. ... whether "Betalains" was a major or minor topic of these publication. ...
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Betalains are now considered a "new class" of dietary antioxidants.5. Studies show that pigments in betalains inhibit the ... Betalains, commonly used as food colorants, are the water-soluble pigments that give beets their vivid red color. Betalains ... 9 Issue 81 , Betalain-rich Concentrate Improves Exercise Performance Betalain-rich Concentrate Improves Exercise Performance [2 ... Given the evidence that betalains have a wide range of healthy effects in the body, it makes sense that betalains might be the ...
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During an acute phase, 48 male patients received about 50 mg betalain/betacyanin, and their blood and urine samples were ... This study evaluated the potential impacts of supplementation with betalain-rich extracts of foods on some atherosclerotic risk ... Effects of betalains on atherogenic risk factors in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease P. Rahimi, S. A. ... Effects of betalains on atherogenic risk factors in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease ...
Inability of red beet betalain pigments to initiate or promote hepatocarcinogenesis.. *S. Schwartz, J. H. von Elbe, M. Pariza, ... 中心子目植物の Betalain 類色素に関する研究 : 主としてあっけしそう (Salicornia europaea L.) の紫赤色色素について ... A short-term bioassay was used to determine the ability of red-beet betalain pigments to initiate or promote ... The effect of thermal treatment on
During an acute phase, 48 male patients received about 50 mg betalain/betacyanin, and their blood and urine samples collected ... This study evaluated the potential impacts of supplementation with betalain-rich extracts of foods on some atherosclerotic risk ... Effects of Betalains and Betacyanins on Atherogenic Risk Factors in Patients with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease ... Effects of Betalains and Betacyanins on Atherogenic Risk Factors in Patients with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease P. ...
This article informs you on what betalains are and why they are beneficial to our health. ... betalains what are they and why are they good for me. ... What are Betalains and why do I need them?. By cactusranchinaz ... Betalains are the pigment found in foods like beets, and the prickly pear fruit that give them their rich red color. ... Betalains can have a positive impact on your health! These powerful cactus fruit nutrients help support the bodys ability to ...
This implies that the genes for betalain production were lacking in the lime green fruits but could be provided by a parent ... TEAC and ORAC values were very highly correlated with each other and also with values for total phenolics, betalain contents, ... The red and yellow betalains were absent in lime green colored cactus fruits. The ratio and concentration of these pigments ... Besides known pigments typical of Cactaceae, two unexpected betalains were identified. Whereas gomphrenin I was found for the ...
Sources of betalains are beets (up to 6 of the 24 known betalains), rainbow chard (up to 12 of the 24 known betalains) and some ... HOW BETALAINS PROMOTE HEALING IN THE BODY. When you take betalains into your system they begin to restore your vitality on a ... How betalains behave after ingestion. Distribution of betalain pigments in red blood cells after consumption of cactus pear ... BETALAIN RESEARCH. Scientific studies have shown many health benefits betalains provide. Research is ongoing into the benefits ...
In addition to betalains in beetroot, beets are also recognized as a powerful health-promoting food due to the presence of ... The bioavailability of betalains from beetroot is low but may be enhanced by antioxidant metals such as selenium, which ... Betacyanins (a form of betalains in beets) are the reg pigments in beets and betanin (beetroot red) is the most common ... Avoid long cooking times to keep the betalains from being damaged.. *Cut medium beets into quarters. No need to remove the skin ...
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  • The most heavily studied betalain is betanin, also called beetroot red after the fact that it may be extracted from red beet roots. (wikipedia.org)
  • Also, in a pilot randomized crossover trial, these participants were allocated to two-week interventions (a betacyanin-rich supplement of Opuntia stricta , a betalain-rich supplement of red beetroot and a placebo) with two-week washout periods. (rsc.org)
  • Betacyanins (a form of betalains in beets ) are the reg pigments in beets and betanin (beetroot red) is the most common betacyanin. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The bioavailability of betalains from beetroot is low but may be enhanced by antioxidant metals such as selenium, which stabilizes betalains . (theepochtimes.com)
  • In addition to betalains in beetroot, beets are also recognized as a powerful health-promoting food due to the presence of carotenoids (natural pigments with antioxidant properties) and nitrate (NO 3 - ), which can enhance exercise performance by increasing nitric oxide production. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Betalains are one of the most common groups of plant pigments found in nature, especially in red beetroot ( Beta vulgaris L.) which is the main commercially exploited source of betalains produced in the form of concentrates or powders. (olsztyn.pl)
  • The aim of study was investigation the impact of boiling and spontaneous fermentation on profile and content of betalains and antioxidant capacity of red beetroot. (usda.gov)
  • This study compares different classics methods of betalains extraction, using water and weak acid solutions from fresh, dried and lyophilized beetroot. (journal-of-agroalimentary.ro)
  • Many observations have been made for the extraction of betalain compounds and phytochemicals from the whole tuber of beetroot. (akjournals.com)
  • The cells of a beetroot plant contain betalain pigments, which replace anthocyanins in plants within its plasma membrane. (markedbyteachers.com)
  • Betalain is found in the vacuole of beetroot cells and it gives the beetroot its characteristic dark purple colour. (markedbyteachers.com)
  • As the beetroot was cut, some of the outer cells membranes had been ruptured meaning that some of the betalain dye leaked out (as seen by the red dye on the white tile). (markedbyteachers.com)
  • Elbandy MA and Abdelfadeil MG. Stability of betalain pigments from a red beetroot (Beta vulgaris). (whfoods.com)
  • Betalains, phase II enzyme-inducing components from red beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.) extracts. (whfoods.com)
  • Antioxidant activities of sicilian prickly pear (Opuntia ficus indica) fruit extracts and reducing properties of its betalains: betanin and indicaxanthin. (unipa.it)
  • Red beet products were abounded in betalains, with betanin, isobetanin, betanidin and vulgaxanthin I predominating among twenty two pigments identified. (usda.gov)
  • The interest of the food industry in betalains has grown since they were identified by in vitro methods as antioxidants, which may protect against oxidation of low-density lipoproteins. (wikipedia.org)
  • In more recent studies, betalain has been recognized for its powerful natural antioxidants, which many studies have shown may have anticancer and other disease-fighting potential. (mercola.com)
  • Despite a difference in structure, both betalains function both as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. (healthcastle.com)
  • A rich source of polyphenols and betalains both potent antioxidants. (supermarketguru.com)
  • Their color comes from different antioxidants called betalains instead. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Biosynthesis of plant pigments: Anthocyanins, betalains and carotenoids. (springer.com)
  • Thus, beet hairy root cultures can serve as a model system for studying betalain biosynthesis and also have potential for development of large-scale production of betalains for use as a food color. (springer.com)
  • Zryd, J. P. Studies of the regulation of betalain biosynthesis in red beet cells in cultures: competence for light induction. (springer.com)
  • Zryd, J. P. Clonal variability and light induction of betalain biosynthesis in red beet cell cultures. (springer.com)
  • Piatelli, M. Betalains: chemistry and biosynthesis and chemical taxonomy. (springer.com)
  • This protein is involved in the pathway betalain biosynthesis, which is part of Pigment biosynthesis. (uniprot.org)
  • View all proteins of this organism that are known to be involved in the pathway betalain biosynthesis and in Pigment biosynthesis . (uniprot.org)
  • Betalains are an incredibly powerful, all natural anti-inflammatory and produce no known side effects. (blogspot.fi)
  • In addition to the colouring property, betalains are of particular interest because of their importance in health: antimicrobial and antioxidant activity, radio-protective, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect. (journal-of-agroalimentary.ro)
  • Beets are high in phytonutrients called betalains, which are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature, and their nitrites can enhance athletic performance. (houstonpress.com)
  • For chard varieties that do contain betalains, recent studies have reconfirmed the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of these phytonutrients. (whfoods.org)
  • Functioning in a multifaceted way as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecule, betalains are a valuable element to be added routinely to our diet. (3ho.org)
  • Both betalains and anthocyanins are water-soluble pigments found in the vacuoles of plant cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • A growing area of interest has been the use of betalains, water-soluble nitrogen-containing pigments that, depending on their structure, give a red-violet colour (betacyanins) or a yellow-orange colour (betaxanthins). (nutraingredients.com)
  • Both betalain pigments in beets are water-soluble so I do not recommend boiling them. (healthcastle.com)
  • The effect of thermal treatment on antioxidant capacity and pigment contents in separated betalain fractions. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Betalains are the pigment found in foods like beets, and the prickly pear fruit that give them their rich red color. (arizonacactusranch.com)
  • One of the major benefits of beet juice it that it contains a color pigment called betalain. (thebestofrawfood.com)
  • They also managed to control the exact location of betalain production by, for example, causing the pigment to be made only in the fruit of the tomato plant but not in the leaves or stem. (eurekalert.org)
  • Betalains occur in two forms i.e. betacyanin (red-violet pigment) and betaxanthin (yellow-orange pigment). (oneradionetwork.com)
  • Flower color falls into three classes of pigment: flavonoids, carotenoids and betalains, among which anthocyanins, a colored class of flavonoids, confer color diversity ranging from orange and red to violet and blue. (frontiersin.org)
  • Plants contain thousands of pigment compounds, all of which belong to three major groups: flavonoids, carotenoids and betalains. (nsf.gov)
  • By extending the π-system of betalains, we designed a photostable and metal-free blue dye named BeetBlue that did not show toxicity to human hepatic and retinal pigment epithelial cells and does not affect zebrafish embryonal development. (sciencemag.org)
  • The only known source of all 24 naturally occurring betalains is the fruit of the prickly pear cactus (nopal opuntia). (arizonacactusranch.com)
  • Sources of betalains are beets (up to 6 of the 24 known betalains), rainbow chard (up to 12 of the 24 known betalains) and some desert plants such as nopal opuntia cactus (contains a very high concentration of all 24 of the known naturally occurring betalains). (blogspot.fi)
  • Some of these new pigments may potentially prove more stable than the naturally occurring betalains," says Polturak. (eurekalert.org)
  • Among the flowering plant order Caryophyllales, most members produce betalains and lack anthocyanins. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hairy root cultures of Beta vulgaris L. produce betalains similar to roots in planta . (springer.com)
  • To test their findings they genetically engineered yeast to produce betalains. (eurekalert.org)
  • Antioxidant Betalains from Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Inhibit Endothelial ICAM-1 Expression . (springer.com)
  • Color, betalain pattern, and antioxidant properties of cactus pear (Opuntia spp. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Total phenolics, ascorbic acid, and betalain contents of differently colored cactus pear clones (nine Opuntia ficus-indica [L.] Mill. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Betalains, Phenols and Antioxidant Capacity in Cactus Pear [Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Besides the betalain, other powerful phytochemical compounds in beets include ascorbic acid , carotenoids, phenolic acids and flavonoids, as well as natural pigments such as polyphenolic anthocyanins such as resveratrol , 7 carotenoids and chlorophylls, 8 which all play major parts in improving health. (mercola.com)
  • Flavonoids and betalains can be similar in color, even though they have different chemical structures. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Owing to their hydrophilic nature, betalain compounds can be extracted with pure water, aqueous methanol, or ethanol. (akjournals.com)
  • Antioxidant components (ascorbic acid, phenolic compounds, carotenes and betalains) and antioxidant activity (radical scavenging activity towards 2,2′-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl and iron chelating capacity) were determined in fresh and processed (juiced, dried, preserved and chutney) fruits from four different coloured cultivars (purple, green, orange and pink). (deepdyve.com)
  • Such compounds include betalains, which are pigments that give beets their red and yellow color. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Only rarely do the magnoliids produce tanniferous substances, and betalains, iridoid compounds , or mustard oils are not evident. (britannica.com)
  • Moreover, betalains can effectively be stabilised by ascorbic acid, which on the other hand, impairs anthocyanin stability. (nutraingredients.com)
  • Betalains were highly retained in all processed products, while ascorbic acid was mostly retained in the processed products that involved minimal heat treatment. (deepdyve.com)
  • PCA indicated that fresh purple fruit was correlated with chelating activity and betalains, while orange fruit was clustered with phenolics, ascorbic acid, carotene and DPPH. (deepdyve.com)
  • Orange and pink dried products had high ascorbic acid, phenolics, carotene and DPPH values, while dried and fresh purple fruit had high betalain content and chelating activity. (deepdyve.com)
  • In fact, 24 different kinds of betalains have been discovered in beets and cactus fruits, while other betalain-containing plants provide only six to 12 kinds. (mercola.com)
  • Researchers have discovered 24 different kinds of betalains, and they are only found in a few of the world's plants. (arizonacactusranch.com)
  • Betaxanthins are those betalain pigments which appear yellow to orange. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are two basic types of betalains: betacyanins and betaxanthins. (healthcastle.com)
  • Our findings indicate that red beet-derived products are valuable source of betalains, with their profile, content and antioxidant capacity being modulated by processes applied. (usda.gov)
  • Both beets and dark red or purple cactus fruit contain high amounts of betalain, used for years as a natural, commercial food dye . (mercola.com)
  • For example, varieties of Swiss chard like Silverado-featuring rich green leaves and white stalks-may contain only trace amounts of betalain pigments (while simultaneously providing outstanding amounts of many other phytonutrients). (whfoods.org)
  • The deep red color of beets, bougainvillea, amaranth, and many cacti results from the presence of betalain pigments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many Amaranthaceae species have red inflorescences, fruits, and vegetative parts due to the presence of betalain, a class of nitrogen-containing pigments that occur in only 10 evolutionarily-related plant families, known as the Centrospermae. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Carotenoids and betalains generally yield yellow or red colors. (frontiersin.org)
  • Together, anthocyanins and betalains are responsible for almost all of the red, purple and blue colors of fruits and flowers and anthocyanins and pyranoanthocyanins are major contributors to the color of red wines. (scielo.br)
  • Despite their very distinct chemical structures, both anthocyanins and betalains are cationic below about pH 3, water- and alcohol-soluble, highly colored ( Shimamoto and Rossi 2015 ), and reasonably stable to light, though their slow fading or photobleaching in sunlight is the basis of the Anthotype photographic process ( Herschel 1842 , Fabbri 2012 , Coelho 2013 ). (scielo.br)
  • Anthocyanins and betalains have never been found in the same plant. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study showed that resistance to gray mold rose by a whopping 90 percent in plants engineered to make betalains. (eurekalert.org)
  • Intrigued by this process, Professor Hiroshi Maeda of the University of Wisconsin, senior author on the paper, collaborated with beet experts to study how the plants make betalains from tyrosine. (straitstimes.com)
  • The role of phenolic hydroxy groups in the free radical scavenging activity of betalains. (olsztyn.pl)
  • The volume commences with an overview of the biochemistry, physiology and function of secondary metabolism, followed by detailed reviews of the major groups of secondary metabolites: alkaloids and betalains, cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and nonprotein amino acids, phenyl propanoids and related phenolics, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and saponins. (wiley.com)
  • Biochemistry and physiology of alkaloids and betalains. (wiley.com)
  • Addition of TFE (2,2,2-trifluoroethanol) is reported to improve the hydrolytic stability of some betalains in aqueous solution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conditions to ensure the stability of the betalains preservation are: low-temperature and humidity, lack of light and air. (journal-of-agroalimentary.ro)
  • During an acute phase, 48 male patients received about 50 mg betalain/betacyanin, and their blood and urine samples were collected at 3, 8, and 24 hours after supplementations. (rsc.org)
  • Betalains are a class of red and yellow tyrosine-derived pigments found in plants of the Caryophyllales, where they replace anthocyanin pigments. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is now known that betalains are aromatic indole derivatives synthesized from tyrosine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Using next-generation RNA sequencing and other advanced technologies, the researchers identified a previously unknown gene involved in betalain synthesis and revealed which biochemical reactions plants use to convert the amino acid tyrosine into betalains. (eurekalert.org)
  • When plants start manufacturing betalains, the first step is conversion of tyrosine into an intermediate product, the chemical called L-dopa. (eurekalert.org)
  • A new study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , USA, has now opened the way to numerous potential uses of betalains, the highly nutritious red-violet and yellow pigments known for their antioxidant properties and commonly used as food dyes. (eurekalert.org)
  • In beetroots, L-DOPA is a precursor for the groups of red and yellow pigments, betalains. (genengnews.com)
  • Although betalains are found in limited numbers in other foods sources this kind of as beets and swiss chard, only a precise member of the Nopal Cactus contain all 24 betalains. (onlineprnews.com)
  • In reality the particular Nopal Cactus fruit utilised in Nopalea has the highest concentration of betalains in any meals substance examined and it is this specific fruit that is formulated into the drink Nopalea. (onlineprnews.com)
  • The Nopalea merchandise is based mostly off of the Nopal cactus fruit (antioxidant betalains). (onlineprnews.com)
  • The vibrant red-purple color found in beets comes from the plant pigments, betalains. (3ho.org)
  • The pigments that give red beets their incandescent hue are called betalains. (straitstimes.com)
  • The pigments that give beets their rich colors is a type of antioxidant called betalains. (healthcastle.com)
  • Betalains are the natural plant pigments that give beetroots their vibrant purple color. (naturalnews.com)
  • Beets, cactus fruit - aka prickly pear - and another cacti called red pitahaya, or dragon fruit, are foods that have attracted a lot of attention in recent years due to their high concentration of a powerful compound called betalain. (mercola.com)
  • The concentration of betalains in these root cultures is affected by various physical and chemical factors. (springer.com)
  • the concentration of betalains was determined using spectrophotometric methods. (naturalnews.com)
  • The concentration of betalains in Swiss chard can vary widely among the many difference varieties of this vegetable. (whfoods.org)
  • Should You Eat Cactus Fruit for Betalain? (mercola.com)
  • Betalains are made by cactus fruit, flowers such as bougainvillea and certain edible plants - most notably, beets. (eurekalert.org)
  • The bright red color of beets comes from phytonutrients called betalains. (reference.com)
  • Betalains, the group of chemicals responsible for color in red beet, are found to exhibit powerful antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging properties with potential health benefits in humans, such as boosting immune system and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer [1]. (springer.com)
  • 2013). Impact of processing of red beet on betalain content and antioxidant activity. (springer.com)
  • Betalains have a wide range of biological activities with potential health benefits: they counter inflammation, protect the liver, and have anticancer and antioxidant activity. (naturalmedicinejournal.com)
  • Antioxidant activity of betalains from plants of the amaranthaceae. (olsztyn.pl)
  • Healthy antioxidant activity was 60 percent higher in betalain-producing tomatoes than in average ones. (eurekalert.org)
  • Betalains also occur in some higher order fungi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other betalains known to occur in beets are isobetanin, probetanin, and neobetanin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Betalain pigments occur only in the Caryophyllales and some Basidiomycota (mushrooms), for instance Hygrophoraceae (waxcaps). (wikipedia.org)
  • The physiological function of betalains in plants is uncertain, but there is some evidence that they may have fungicidal properties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, betalains have been found in fluorescent flowers, though their role in these plants is also uncertain. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was once thought that betalains were related to anthocyanins, the reddish pigments found in most plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The limited distribution of betalains among plants is a synapomorphy for the Caryophyllales, though their production has been lost in two families. (wikipedia.org)
  • Betalains are a class of red and yellow indole-derived pigments found in plants. (blogspot.fi)
  • Characterization and application of betalain pigments from plants of the Amaranthaceae. (olsztyn.pl)
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  • The betalains range in color from yellow to red-purple, but are restricted to a single order of flowering plants, the Caryophyllales, which includes cacti, bougainvillea, carnations, some carnivorous plants and red and yellow beets. (scielo.br)
  • Prof. Asaph Aharoni of Weizmann's Plant and Environmental Sciences Department and Dr. Guy Polturak, then a research student, along with other team members, used two betalain-producing plants - red beet ( Beta vulgaris ) and four o'clock flowers ( Mirabilis jalapa ) - in their analysis. (eurekalert.org)
  • They then tackled the ultimate challenge: reproducing betalain synthesis in edible plants that do not normally make these pigments. (eurekalert.org)
  • An additional benefit is that the researchers discovered that betalains protect plants against gray mold, Botrytis cinerea , which annually causes losses of agricultural crops worth billions of dollars. (eurekalert.org)
  • While some research suggests betalains may help plants weather stress, perhaps their primary usefulness is that humans - and presumably other creatures, like pollinators - love the way they look, Prof Maeda said. (straitstimes.com)
  • Plants lacking anthocyanins are pigmented by betalains but are unable to produce blue hues. (sciencemag.org)
  • Also, betalain-rich supplements lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressures. (rsc.org)
  • Betalains also reduce the enzymes responsible for causing inflammation. (mercola.com)
  • Betalain shows therapeutic potential that could be utilized in the treatment of inflammation-associated diseases ," one study 4 reported. (mercola.com)
  • By helping the body reduce the toxins surrounding your cells and enabling essential nutrients to reach each cell, the betalains reduce the inflammation in your body that leads to disease. (blogspot.fi)
  • The earlier of her 2 studies appears to be the first published that looked at betalains alone, without nitrates, and how they impact exercise performance. (naturalmedicinejournal.com)
  • Because beetroots are so high in nitrates and betalains, consuming them can help increase blood flow and oxygen to the muscles. (naturalnews.com)
  • This report presents results of thermal decarboxylation studies on betacyanins present in a specifically purified highly concentrated betalain-rich extract (BRE). (olsztyn.pl)
  • First of all, it may be possible to generate crops with improved characteristics, "such as beets with increased betalain levels and less or no earth-like flavour," ​ she said. (nutraingredients.com)
  • Our findings may in the future be used to fortify a wide variety of crops with betalains in order to increase their nutritional value," says Aharoni. (eurekalert.org)
  • Betalains assist the body in a total transformation by neutralizing toxins and supporting the cell's natural detoxification process. (mercola.com)
  • Partly responsible for the amazing colors of Swiss chard are its betalain pigments. (whfoods.org)
  • For example, research findings have documented the ability of betalains in Swiss chard to inhibit activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes like cyclo-oxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX). (whfoods.org)
  • Of all the families in the Caryophyllales, only the Caryophyllaceae (carnation family) and Molluginaceae produce anthocyanins instead of betalains. (wikipedia.org)
  • in the Caryophyllales (including cactus , beets , and amaranth ), they are replaced by betalains . (wikipedia.org)
  • Montenegro CF, Kwong DA, Minow ZA, Davis BA, Lozada CF, Casazza GA. Betalain-rich concentrate supplementation improves exercise performance and recovery in competitive triathletes. (naturalmedicinejournal.com)
  • This study evaluated the potential impacts of supplementation with betalain-rich extracts of foods on some atherosclerotic risk factors in coronary artery disease patients. (rsc.org)
  • Among the natural pigments of fruits and flowers, the anthocyanins and the betalains are particularly noteworthy from the perspective of the range of colors that they are capable of producing in nature as the result of changes in their chemistry. (scielo.br)
  • Betalains: Natural plant pigments with potential application in functional foods. (springer.com)
  • However, betalains are structurally and chemically unlike anthocyanins and the two have never been found in the same plant together. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biological activities of plant pigments betalains. (olsztyn.pl)
  • An overview is provided of the status of research at the frontiers of investigation of the chemistry and photochemistry of two classes of natural plant pigments, the anthocyanins and the betalains, as well as of the pyranoanthocyanin pigments formed from anthocyanins during the maturation of red wine. (scielo.br)
  • Common plant pigments, such as betalains, carotenoids, anthocyanins, and carminic acids, are commonly used as natural colourants in medicinal and food applications ( S tintzing & C arle , 2004 ). (akjournals.com)
  • Relationship between antioxidant capacity of red beet juice and contents of its betalain pigments. (springer.com)
  • Interestingly, none of the species with betalain pigments also have flavonoid pigments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Betalains give the fruit of the cactus its vibrant pink color. (blogspot.fi)
  • The rich red color of beets actually comes from the cancer-fighting antioxidant betalains. (sharecare.com)
  • Bioproduction of a betalain color palette in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (nih.gov)
  • These findings have helped to motivate utilisation of betalains as food colourants. (nutraingredients.com)
  • It seems that food sources of betalains can be considered as functional foods because they improve the lipid profile and levels of homocysteine, glucose, blood pressure, and quality of life to some extent. (rsc.org)
  • Betalains represent a natural and safe alternative to colour synthetic additives that are used currently in food industry. (journal-of-agroalimentary.ro)
  • This can be of major significance in the food industry, which makes extensive use of betalains as natural food dyes, for example, strawberry yogurts. (eurekalert.org)