Methods of analysis for anthocyanins in plants and biological fluids.

  title={Methods of analysis for anthocyanins in plants and biological fluids.},
  author={Giuseppe Joe Mazza and Juan E Cacace and Colin D. Kay},
  journal={Journal of AOAC International},
  volume={87 1},
Anthocyanins are the largest group of water-soluble pigments in the plant kingdom. They are responsible for most of the red, blue, and purple colors of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plant tissues or products. The analysis of anthocyanins is complex as a result of their ability to undergo structural transformations and complexation reactions. In addition, they are difficult to measure independently of other flavonoids, as they have similar structural and reactivity characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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