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What is lycopene?

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What foods contain lycopene?

tomatoes are rich in lycopene

Does lycopene do anything for your body?

Lycopene helps reduce the risk of heart decease.

Is Lycopene good for light sensitivity?

It is not known if Lycopene can assist with light sensitivity. Lycopene is used a type of pigment that is found in tomatoes and other red fruits.

What is the rf value for lycopene?

The Rf value of Lycopene is between 0.4 and 0.6. The best mobile phase for Lycopene is a mixture of a polar and non-polar solvent.

What is the scientific name for lycopene?

Lycopene is the scientific name for the red carotenoid pigment that is found in blood.

Is lycopene soluble in water?

No. it is not.

What vitamins can you get in tomato?


Is there more lycopene in ketchup or tomato paste?

There is over twice as much lycopene in ketchup than in tomato paste.

Do hot dogs have lycopene in them?

No, it's the ketchup you put on TOP of them that has the lycopene. Hot dogs themselves don't have the substance.

Is lycopene soluble in hexane?


What is the acid present in tomato?


Is lycopene a acid or a base?


Why are red tomatoes red?


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Do lycopene vitamin supplements have the same nightshade side effects as the fruit or plants?

Yes, they can. From my own anecdotal experience and from Internet research, if you are sensitive to nightshades, you may be sensitive to products containing lycopene derived from tomatoes--a nightshade and the main source of lycopene.

Why is a tomato red?

Because of the presence of lycopene.

How is ketchup useful?

Good source of lycopene.

Is lycopene soluble in water or oil?


What is lucopene?

lycopene? the red in carrots & tomatoes?

Can lycopene cause side effects?

Although extensive research has not been conducted, there have been no reported side effects or toxicity associated with lycopene intake.

Cooked tomatoes are good for prostate health?

Tomatoes contain a substance called lycopene. Lycopene is a phytochemical that has shown promising results in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. Even men who already have prostate cancer may be able to slow its progress by consuming lycopene rich tomatoes. The key to getting the most from lycopene in tomatoes is to cook the tomatoes first or consume cooked tomato products like tomato sauce. Cooking brings out more lycopene from the product. When cooking tomatoes or making tomato sauce, add a little olive oil. Olive oil is a healthy fat that facilitates the absorption of lycopene.

What is the chemical substance present in tomato?

The chemical is lycopene.

What is the main pigment found in tomato cells?


The phytochemical found in tomatoes and tomato products is?


What chemical gives red tomatoes their color?