Autumn leaves dissection

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Chlorophyll breaks down to reveal the colours beneath:

Orange is the beta carotene (like carrots)
Yellow is another carotene called xanthophylls

Maple is red because anthocyanin is sugar sweet

Brown is tannin, like tea, the end, once all the other colours are said and done..

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