alexa Anthocyanins present in selected tropical fruits: acerola, jambolão, jussara, and guajiru.
Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Journal of Probiotics & Health

Author(s): de Brito ES, de Arajo MC, Alves RE, Carkeet C, Clevidence BA,

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Abstract Many tropical fruits are rich in anthocyanins, though limited information is available about the characterization and quantification of these anthocyanins. The identification and quantification of anthocyanin pigments in four tropical fruits were determined by HPLC-MS/MS. Fruits studied included acerola (Malphigia emarginata), jussara (Euterpe edulis), jambolão (Syzygium cumini), and guajiru (Chrysobalanus icaco). All four fruits were found to contain anthocyanin pigments. Anthocyanidin backbones included cyanidin, delphinidin, peonidin, pelargonidin, petunidin, and malvidin. Guajiru contained several acylated forms, while acerola, jussara, and jambolão contained only nonacylated glycosides. These results demonstrate that these tropical fruits are rich in anthocyanins and that the anthocyanins are widely ranging in anthocyanidin backbone, glycosylation, and acylation. This article was published in J Agric Food Chem and referenced in Journal of Probiotics & Health

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