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Watermelon has 40 percent more lycopene than raw tomatoes.
In each case, the team connected the mating receptors to genes that make lycopene—the chemical that makes tomatoes red.
So the fat found in the cheese and olive oil in today’s pizza bites are helping your body absorb more of the lycopene found in the tomatoes.
One potential disease-fighting agent in tomatoes and tomato products is a phytonutrient (a beneficial compound in plants) called lycopene.
Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, has shown some evidence of reducing prostate cancer risks for men.
These enzymes are responsible for converting a pink pigment called lycopene into a yellow pigment called beta carotene—
Vitamin A-rich carotene colors orange carrots, while anthocyanins color the purple and lycopene gives red its scarlet hue.
Spicy foods often contain tomatoes and peppers, which contain acidic lycopene that can be an irritant to some people, throwing off their skin's pH levels and triggering breakouts.
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Origin and Etymology of lycopene
First Known Use: circa 1929See Words from the same year
medical Definition of lycopene
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