What makes red strawberries red?

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What makes red strawberries red?

Raifu
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My web searches told me that anthocyanins made strawberries red. I was surprised at that (since anthocyanins make things purple and ultra violet, and strawberries are not purple), but yeah; maybe there are more kinds of anthocyanins.

I would have guessed that lycopene made them red.
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