Major anthocyanins from purple asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Yumi Sakaguchi, Yukio Ozaki, Ikuo Miyajima, Masaatsu Yamaguchi, Yuko Fukui, Keiko Iwasa, Satoru Motoki, Takashi Suzuki, Hiroshi Okubo

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Abstract

Two major anthocyanins (A1 and A2) were isolated from peels of the spears of Asparagus officinalis cv. Purple Passion. They were purified by column, paper and high-performance liquid chromatographic separations, and their structures were elucidated by high-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (HR-FT-ICR MS), 1H, 13C and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopic analyses and either acid or alkaline hydrolysis, respectively. A1 was identified as cyanidin 3-[3″-(O-β-d-glucopyranosyl)-6″-(O-α-l-rhamnopyra nosyl)-O-β-d-glucopyranoside], whereas A2 was cyanidin 3-rutinoside, which is widely distributed in higher plants. Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assays proved their high antioxidant activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1763-1766
Number of pages4
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume69
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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    Sakaguchi, Y., Ozaki, Y., Miyajima, I., Yamaguchi, M., Fukui, Y., Iwasa, K., Motoki, S., Suzuki, T., & Okubo, H. (2008). Major anthocyanins from purple asparagus (Asparagus officinalis). Phytochemistry, 69(8), 1763-1766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2008.02.021