ABSTRACT OF SORGHUM LITERATURE Trans-piceidand trans-resveratrol were authenticated for the first time by high-resolution mass spectrometry in red sorghum grains
white sorghum samples The white sorghum samples contained only traces of trans-piceid (up to 0.1 mg/kg), and trans-resveratrol was absent. In much lower amounts than procyanidins, stilbenoids are not able to contribute significantly to the exceptional antioxidant activity
Growing Interest In Natural Alternatives The growing interest in natural alternatives to synthetic petroleum-based dyes for food applications necessitates looking at nontraditional sources of natural colors
High Performance Liquid Chromatography We used High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectroscopy to characterize sorghum leaf sheath pigments, Sorghum bicolor and measured the stability of isolated pigments in the presence of bisulfite at pH 1.0 to 7.0 over a 4-wk period.
Anthocyanin & Phenolic Contents Extracts from leaf sheaths of farmersvarieties of dye sorghum cultivated and used in Benin as a source of biocoloringswere analyzed for their anthocyanidin and phenolic contents, as well as their antioxidant capacity.
The Apigenin Content Of TheleafSheaths The apigeninidin content of theleaf sheaths was 30 times higher than that in cereal bran and ranged from 14.7 to 45.8 mg/g, with an average of 31.3 mg/g.
Opportunities For Food Applications. It increased molecular complexity of the dimeric 3-deoxyanthocyanidins compared to their monomers may be responsible for their unusual stability in the presence of bisulfite; these compounds present new interesting opportunities for food applications.
Chemical & Biochemical Properties 3-Deoxyanthoxyanins (3-DXA) possess unique chemical and biochemical properties and may be useful in helping reduce incidence of gastrointestinal cancer
Health-Promoting Phytochemicals. 3-Deoxyanthocyanidins are structurally related to the anthocyanin pigments, which are popular as health-promoting phytochemicals. Here, it is demonstrated that the 3-deoxyanthocyanidins are more cytotoxic on human cancer cells than the 3-hydroxylated anthocyanidinanalogues and natural remedy for diabetes
Highly Virulent Diseases Cancer is one of the highly virulent diseases known to humankind with a high mortality rate. Breast cancer isthe most common cancer in women worldwide. Sorghum is a principal cereal food in many parts of the world, and is critical in folk medicine of Asia and Africa.
Natural Cancer Therapy Usage of HS as a dietary supplement is an inexpensive natural cancer therapy, without any side effects. We strongly recommend the use of HS as an edible therapeutic agent as it possesses tumor suppression, migration inhibition, and anti-metastatic effects on breast cancer
vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) PARE administration inhibited tumor growth and metastasis formation by suppressing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production. The results suggested that PARE had antioxidant and antitumor activities.