Last Updated: September 28 2022

Pelargonidin is one of the six anthocyanin compounds, and is both the simplest in structure and is red. It is commonly associated with strawberries, although it is present in all berries. Seems to have its bioactivity saved by Quercetin.

Pelargonidin is most often used for


Pelargonidin is the simplest of the Anthocyanins in structure.

What else is Pelargonidin known as?
Note that Pelargonidin is also known as:
  • Strawberry Anthocyanins
Pelargonidin should not be confused with:
Dosage information

There is insufficient evidence to recommend pelargonidin as an isolated supplement, and it would be more beneficial to get this anthocyanin through food products in the red pigmentation range; strawberries are the largest known source.

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