Commercial Applications of Plant Pigments

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2019 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 9 Issue - 3                         
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Uzma Qaisar, Maira Afzal, Asima Tayyeb

MLA Style: Uzma Qaisar, Maira Afzal, Asima Tayyeb  "Commercial Applications of Plant Pigments" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 9.2 (2019):18-22.

APA Style: Uzma Qaisar, Maira Afzal, Asima Tayyeb (2019). Commercial Applications of Plant Pigments. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 9(2),18-22.


Naturally occurring pigments in plants are responsible for giving eye capturing colors to them. The major groups of plant pigments like chlorophylls, carotenoids, betalains and flavonoids not only impart colors which attract pollinators but also have beneficial health effects when consumed in diet. Plant pigments have been used as impeccable natural source of color. A remarkable work has been done to understand the chemical and technological aspects of natural plant pigments, mainly anthocyanins, betalains, chlorophylls, and carotenoids. These plant pigments are related to a broad spectrum of health-promoting benefits. These natural compounds are also used as indispensable components in many pharmaceutical, medicinal and cosmetic product manufacturing industries. The wide range of biological usage of these pigmentsdemand further confirmation by performing cell culture, animal model research supported by human studies.


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anthocyanins, betalains, carotenoids, plant pigments