Plant pigments

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Natural organic colorants obtained from the stems, roots and flowers of plants. Colored materials from plants have been used since ancient times and dyes and pigments. Some of the major chemical classification for plant pigments are:

Synonyms and Related Terms

vegetable pigments; pigmentos vegetales (Esp.); colorantes vegetales (Esp.); pigments végétaux (Fr.); corantes vegetais (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994

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