Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Betalains are a group of reddish pigments found in some fruits where the red anthocyanin compounds (such as pelargonidin) are replaced with betalains; a major component of beetroot, it can dye the urine a reddish tint.

Betalains is most often used for

What else is Betalains known as?
Note that Betalains is also known as:
  • Beet pigments
  • Betalain
  • betanin
  • betanidin
  • phyllocactin
  • indicaxanthin
  • hylocerenin
  • 2'
  • O-Apiosylphyllocactin
Betalains should not be confused with:
  • Betain (different molecule also in beets)
  • Nitrate (also in beets)
  • Beetroot (a major plant source)

Don't miss out on the latest research

Research Breakdown

🚧 Under Renovation 🚧

The information in this section is slated for renovation — it will soon be transformed into a more usable (and readable!) form in the coming months. As such, the text in this section may be out of date and not up to Examine’s current standards for writing style.