A red carotenoid pigment, C40H56, found chiefly in blood, the reproductive organs, tomatoes, and palm oils.(noun)
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Use "lycopene" in a sentence
"If you follow the Italian model of a one cup serving with tomato sauce, the added benefit is lycopene from the tomatoes which current research seems to suggest is a cancer preventative."
"Not to mention, these bagels are both high in lycopene, which "may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease ... women with the highest levels of the antioxidant in their blood had a 34 per cent reduced risk of the disease compared to those with lower levels of the nutrient" (Nutraingredients)."
"Processing tomatoes with some oil enhances the absorption of lycopene, which is fat soluble."