- Volume 12 Issue 4
Studies have been carried out on the structure and the content of the anthocyanins in elderberries which were just recently transplanted in Korea. The anthocyanin pigments of elderberries were extracted with 1 % methanolic HCl and purified with Amberlite IRC-50 cation exchange column. The individual pigments were isolated by paper chromatography. Five pigments, identified by various chemical and physical methods were cyanidin-3-monoglucoside(4.3%), cyanidin-3,5-diglucoside(28.3%), cyanidin-3,5-diglucoside with p-coumaric arid(12.9%), cyanidin-3-xyloglucoside-5-glucoside(38.3%), cyanidin-3-xyloglucoside-5-glucoside with p-coumaric acid(16.2%). The content of total anthocyanin in elderberry was 3.13 mg/g fresh weight.