Anthocyanins: foods, absorption, metabolism

CONTENTS Anthocyanin rich foods Anthocyanin rich fruits Intestinal absorption of anthocyanins Anthocyanins and colonic microbiota References Anthocyanin rich foods Together with catechins and proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and their oxidation products are the most abundant flavonoids in the human diet. They are found in: certain varieties of grains, such as some types of pigmented rice (e.g. black rice) […]

Anthocyanins: definition, structure and pH

CONTENTS What are anthocyanins? Chemical structure of anthocyanins Role of pH References What are anthocyanins? Anthocyanins are a subgroup of flavonoids, therefore they are polyphenols, which give plants their distinctive colors. They are water soluble pigments and are present in the vacuolar sap of the epidermal tissues of flowers and fruit. They are responsible for […]

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