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Betanin: A Bioeconomy Insight into a Valued Betacyanin

Version 1 : Received: 9 November 2017 / Approved: 10 November 2017 / Online: 10 November 2017 (04:56:22 CET)

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Journal reference: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2018
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b04163


Sourced so far mostly from beet root juice, betanin is a red-violet natural colorant increasingly used by the food, beverage and nutraceutical industries. We provide an updated bioeconomy perspective into a valued betacyanin whose supply and applications, we argue in this study, will rapidly expand.


betanin; natural red; pigment; betalain; Opuntia; beet root


CHEMISTRY, Food Chemistry

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