Beets and Cabbage Pigments
Name: A. R.
I believe that the answer you gave to what pigment makes
beets red and red cabbage red is incorrect. These plants belong to
different families and have different pigments. Red Cabbage is colored
by anthocyanins. The pigment in beets is betalane (sp?). Am I right?
Both contain anthocyanins, while beets contain betalins.
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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