I am watching an SBS TV program about food and cooking and it shows this:


As I understand it, it seems to say that the red color of the strawberry is from anthocyanin which contains large quantities of iron healthy for children. I did not really know what anthocyanin is and had to look it up. But I was not able to find any info about it actually containing iron.

Is this a mistake of the program or have I misunderstood something? I read the first word of the second line as 철분 (iron). It could also be 절분 because I am not sure whether the heart-shaped decoration belongs to the writing itself, but 절분 does not seem to make sense here.

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    You've understood the caption perfectly; it's just that the caption is scientifically incorrect. Well done! – Jihyung Kang Nov 30 '19 at 0:01
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    @Jihyung Kang Thanks. I later found out that anthocyanin can bond with iron or magnesium atoms to form something called a "chelate" (link). So the program might be correct after all. Sorry for bringing up a topic more suitable for another stack exchange site. – user23823 Dec 18 '19 at 3:45

You understood it correctly the first time. The heart shaped decoration belongs to the letter, 철, and it means iron. You were correct.

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