Red Cabbage

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sun Apr 28 03:56:51 EST 1996


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> From: Esther Ceren <estherc at primenet.com>
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> I am looking for the name of the chemical/pigment in red cabbage that 
> changes its color from blue to red in the presence of an acid and to 
> green in the presence of a base.
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> Any help would be greatly appreciated
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> Esther
Hi Esther,
Try looking up something on "ANTHOCYANINS". These are present in Red 
Cabbage and certainly behave the way you describe.
Sorry to take a while, I assumed someone else would pop you the answer 
quicker.
Peter Harris,
University of Reading, UK.




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