Composition and stability of anthocyanins in blue-grained wheat.

  title={Composition and stability of anthocyanins in blue-grained wheat.},
  author={El-Sayed M. Abdel-Aal and Pierre J. Hucl},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={51 8},
Wheat grain is recognized as a good source of potentially health-enhancing components such as dietary fiber, phenolics, tocopherols, and carotenoids. Anthocyanins, another group of bioactive compounds, are found in blue and purple wheat grains. In the present study, a blue aleurone spring wheat line "Purendo 38" with relatively high content of total anthocyanins was used to investigate the composition and stability of anthocyanins over three crop years. Commercial cultivars of purple (Konini… CONTINUE READING