anthocyanin

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Antioxidants , Plant Extracts
Group of naturally occurring substances found in plants that give fruits, vegetables, and plants their unique color. Derived from two Greek words meaning plant and blue, anthocyanins are the pigments that make blueberries blue, raspberries red, and so on. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants, and there is research showing that plants rich in anthocyanins (e.g., pomegranates and grapes) have anti-tumor properties. More than 300 different anthocyanins have been identified (Sources: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, January 2006, pages 319–327; and International Journal of Cancer, January 2005, pages 423–433).

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