Sorghum Anthocyanins

Anthocyanins From Black Sorghum and Their Antioxidant Properties

A black, high anthocyanin sorghum variety (Tx430) grown in several environments was analyzed for anthocyanins by spec-trophotometric and HPLC methods. The samples were also analyzed for antioxidant activity using the 2,20-azinobis (3-ethyl-benzothiaziline-6-sulfonic acid) method. Two extracting solvents, 1% HCl in methanol and 70% aqueous acetone, were compared. Sorghum brans had three to four times higher … Continued

Sorghum Phytochemicals

Sorghum Phytochemicals and Their Potential Impact on Human Health

Sorghum is a rich source of various phytochemicals including tannins, phenolic acids, anthocyanins, phytosterols and policosa-nols. These phytochemicals have potential to significantly impact human health. Sorghum fractions possess high antioxidant activity in vitro relative to other cereals or fruits. These fractions may offer similar health benefits commonly associated with fruits. Available epidemiological evidence suggests that … Continued