Red in Beets
Why are beets red? Where does the red color come
from? If I were to do a science experiment for my class, would it be
possible to remove the red and make a beet a new color?
"It is, in fact, due to a purple pigment
betacyanin and a yellow
known collectively as
Other breeds of beetroot which are not the usual deep red, such as
'Burpee's Golden' and 'Albina Vereduna', have a greater or lesser
distribution of the two betalin pigments."
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
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Update: June 2012