Five chlorophylls and five bacteriochlorophylls are known in nature. Only two, chlorophylls a and b (Fig. 1) are important as source material for food colorants. Chlorophylls a and b have a complex structure, but they differ only by a -CH3 and a -CHO group on carbon 7. The numbering system for chlorophylls is shown in Figure 2 (1). The chlorophyll a molecule is easily changed in the presence of acids to remove the magnesium ion, resulting in pheophytin a. The phytyl group is easily removed to produce chlorophyllide a. If both magnesium and phytyl groups are removed, the compound is called pheophorbide a. A similar

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Berry Boosters

Acai, Maqui And Many Other Popular Berries That Will Change Your Life And Health. Berries have been demonstrated to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Each month or so it seems fresh research is being brought out and new berries are being exposed and analyzed for their health giving attributes.

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