MadSci Network: Botany

Re: What is in grape juice that stains your teeth so bad?

Date: Tue Jan 15 19:08:17 2002
Posted By: David Hershey, Faculty, Botany, NA
Area of science: Botany
ID: 1011131626.Bt

Red or purple grape juice contains pigments called anthocyanins, that are present in the cell vacuole. There is recent interest in using grape anthocyanins to color breakfast cereals. Anthocyanins change color with the pH.

Anthocyanins extracted from red or purple cabbage are often used as a pH indicator in elementary school classes.

Anthocyanins are antioxidants and are considered beneficial in the human diet.


Mastering the Morning: Creating Breakfast Cereals (Added 8/27/2006).

(link defunct, 8/27/2006: Fruity Breakfast Cereal Colorants

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