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The Food Color Of Red Tomato Extract Lycopene
Risun Bio-Tech Inc | Updated: Dec 21, 2018

tomato extract powder form Lycopene

Product name:Lycopene


Molecular formula:C40H56

Molecular weight:536.8726

Physical property:Red crystal powder,Characteristic odor

Test method:HPLC

CAS NO.:502-65-8

Lycopene, effective ingredient of tomato extract,is a bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits & vegetables, such as red carrots, watermelons and papayas (but not strawberries or cherries). Although lycopene is chemically a carotene, it has no vitamin A activity.

 In plants, algae, and other photosynthetic organisms, lycopene is an important intermediate in the biosynthesis of many carotenoids, including beta carotene, responsible for yellow, orange or red pigmentation, photosynthesis, and photo-protection. Structurally, it is a tetraterpene assembled from eight isoprene units,composed entirely of carbon and hydrogen, and is insoluble in water. 

Lycopene's eleven conjugated double bonds give it its deep red color and are responsible for its antioxidant activity. Due to its strong color and non-toxicity, lycopene is a useful food coloring.

Function and benefits of tomato extract


1.Resisting cancer, decreasing tumor, slowing down the speed of the proliferation of tumor. 
Especially it has better preventive and inhibitory effect on prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer , and buccal cancer 
2.Regulation blood lipid , its strong antioxidant action can prevent the low density lipoprotein cholesterol being destroyed by oxidation, which can alleviate atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease symptoms
3.Anti-radiation , prevent skin being damaged by ultraviolet radiation
4.Anti-againg, enhance human immunity
5.Protecting cardiovascular system and preventing getting heart disease



Applications of tomato extract lycopene


1.The tomato extrct applied in food field, it is mainly used as food additives for colorant and health care.

2.The tomato extrct applied in pharmaceutical field, it is made into capsule to prevent cancer, resist cancer,and anti-oxidate.

3.The tomato extrct applied in cosmetic field, it is mainly used to whitening, anti-wrinkle and UV protection.

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