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What Are the Benefits of Cyanidin?

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  • Cyanidin and its glycosides are classified as anthocyanins, a large class of water-soluble plant compounds responsible for producing the brilliant blue, orange and red colors found in fruits and vegetables
  • Fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, cranberries and raspberries are rich in cyanidin, as are vegetables like eggplant, radishes, red cabbage and red onions
  • The highest concentrations of cyanidin are found in the skin
  • Because cyanidin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, consumption of cyanidin-rich foods is believed to reduce your risk of arthritis, cancer and diabetes

By Dr. Mercola

Cyanidin and its glycosides are among the six major anthocyanins, which is a large class of water-soluble plant compounds responsible for producing the brilliant blue, orange and red colors found in fruits and vegetables. Fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, cranberries and raspberries — as well as apples, peaches and pears — are rich in anthocyanins, as are vegetables like eggplant, radishes, red cabbage and red onions.


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