Sep 20, 2019
The tomato extract is extracted from natural plant tomato and its active ingredient is lycopene. Tomato extract, also known as tomato (Lycopene), is a carotenoid. According to the latest scientific research, tomato extract is not only the basic nutrient component of the human body, but also has its unique pharmacological effects in increasing human immune function, inhibiting mutagenesis and anti-oxidation.
It is a carotenoid found in plant foods and a red pigment. Dark red needle crystal, soluble in chloroform, benzene and oil, insoluble in water. It is unstable to light and oxygen, and it turns brown in case of iron. Molecular formula C40H56, relative molecular mass 536.85.
Lycopene is widely found in tomatoes, tomato products, and fruits such as watermelon and grapefruit. It is the main pigment in mature tomatoes and one of the common carotenoids. In 1989, MASCIO found that lycopene had the highest quenching activity against singlet oxygen in all carotenoids. Subsequently, the research on the function of lycopene has become a hot topic. The research involves the absorption and metabolism of lycopene. Lycopene reduces the risk of various tumors and cardiovascular diseases such as prostate cancer, and the extraction of lycopene. And measurement methods, etc. Currently, lycopene has not only been widely used as a natural pigment, but has also been increasingly used in functional foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.
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