Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C and fibre , and are cholesterol free. An average size tomato (148 gram,
or 5 oz) boasts only 35 calories. Furthermore, new medical research suggests that the consumption of
lycopene - the stuff that makes tomatoes red - may prevent cancer. Lycopene is part of the family of pigments
called carotenoids, which are natural compounds that create the colours of fruits and vegetables. For example,
beta carotene is the orange pigment in carrots. As with essential amino acids, they are not produced by the
human body. Lycopene is the most powerful antioxidant in the carotenoid family and, with vitamins C and E,
protect us from the free radicals that degrade many parts of the body
1) Applied in food field, it is mainly used as food additives for colorant and health care; 2) Applied in cosmetic field, it is mainly used to whitening, anti-wrinkle and UV protection; 3) Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is made into capsule to prevent cancer.
Lycopene is an important member of the carotinoid families, It may restrain and reduce the occurring rate of prostate cancer, womb cervical cancer, pancreatic cancer and vesica demonstrated that lycopene is the strongest carotinoid for neutralizing free-radicals It is powerful antioxidant, more than vitamin-E one hundred times and more than b-carotene twice, it has many biological activies, can stand over entlity, strengthen immune function, better for human`s nutrition and health.
Packing Detail : Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. Net Weight: 25kgs/drum. Storage Situation : Stored in a well-closed container away from moisture and light. Shelf Life : two years under well Storage situation and stored away from direct sun light.
What is tomato Lycopene and its sources? Lycopene is a powerfull antioxidant. It makes tomatoes red. It is soluble in oils and insoluble in water. Lycopene is easily absorbed by the organism and is naturally present in human plasma and tissues in higher concentrations than the other carotenoids.
Which are the antioxidants in tomatoes? Tomatoes contain a variety of antioxidants such as the two carotenoids Lycopene and Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, polyphenolics such as Kaempferol and quercitin. Lycopene is the most abundant one in red tomatoes.
What Role do tomatoes play in the prevention of diseases? The number of scientific studies and the coherence of the results justify the sentence that eating tomatoes every day decreases the risk of cancers in the upper digestive and respiratory tracts, of the stomach and lungs. Most studies do not make the distinction between raw and processed tomatoes. A serious study shows that a lower risk of prostate cancer is linked to the consumption of processed tomatoes. Further studies will show that lycopene has a protective effect, in synergy with other tomato constituents, against certain diseases of the heart, lungs and eyes, as well as against ageing. It is a proven fact that tomatoes contribute to the intake of antioxidants, vitamins, fibre,and other components that play a major role in public health.
Can the same benefits be obtained from tomato lycopene on its own? Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. No doubt, antioxidants also interact with other substances and molecules, producing a synergistic effect that protects human metabolism. So, processed tomatoes are likely to offer more protection than Lycopene on its own.