LYCOPENE is a naturally occurring antioxidant available in many ripe fruits such as tomatoes, (the major source of the carotenoid antioxidant lycopene which helps for lowering the risk of cancer), watermelon,
grapes and papayas. It is also found in some type of shellfish and vegetables such as apricots, guavas. Lycopene improves fertility in men and it is also known as a red carotenoid pigment, generally found in plants and
also present in the blood and certain tissues of animals. Lycopene is very useful in the management of carcinoma of prostate gland and it offers protection from myocardial ischaemia, atherosclerosis, ventricular
arrhythmias and cerebral ischaemia. The main source of lycopene is tomato, which contains approximately 80% of lycopene. Compared to tomato, lycopene’s presence in guava, watermelon and pink grapefruit are very small amounts. Lycopene protects plants from light-related stress and helps them use the energy of the Sun to
Lycopene is a red carotenoid pigment found predominantly in tomatoes and also in some other fruits that gives them their colours, and having many antioxidant properties. It helps to promote a healthy heart and to reduce the risk of cancer.