Betalains in red and yellow varieties of the Andean tuber crop ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus).

@article{Svenson2008BetalainsIR,
  title={Betalains in red and yellow varieties of the Andean tuber crop ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus).},
  author={Johan Svenson and Bruce M. Smallfield and Nigel I Joyce and Catherine E. Sansom and Nigel B Perry},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 17},
  pages={
          7730-7
        }
}
The betalain pigments in ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus), a tuberous crop native to the Andes, have been investigated for the first time using LC-DAD-ESI-MS-MS(2) analyses. Five red, yellow, and red-spotted accessions introduced into New Zealand as a new food crop plus two red tetraploid lines were investigated. Thirty-two different betalains were identified. Both the yellow and red tubers were rich in yellow betaxanthins, and the most prominent among the 20 identified were histidine-betaxanthin… CONTINUE READING
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