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Presence and distribution of lycopene

Presence and distribution of lycopene
Lycopene found in tomatoes, watermelon, pumpkin, plum, persimmon, pepper fruit, peach, papaya, mango, guava, grapes, grapefruit, cranberry, cloudberry, citrus and other fruit and radish, carrot, turnip, cabbage and other root. Lycopene content of various fruits are as follows:
Gac: 155 - 305 mg
Tomatoes: 0.2 to 20 mg
Guava: 5.23 - 5.50 mg (pink)
Papaya: 0.11 to 5.3 mg
Grapefruit: 0.35 to 3.36 mg (pink)
Carrots: 0.65 to 0.78 mg
Pumpkin: 0.38 to 0.46 mg
Sweet potatoes: 0.02 ~ 0.11 mg
Apricots: 0.01 ~ 0.05 mg

Tomatoes and tomato products, lycopene, carotenoids in the Western diet most important source, but also higher levels in human serum. People from tomato lycopene obtained about the total intake of more than 80%. Traditional tomato lycopene content is very small, and in large quantities in tomato seeds in the surrounding lipids, drink tomato juice or eat fresh tomatoes usually means that only lycopene is absorbed by the body and rarely. In order to produce a health and nutrition, therapeutic value of lycopene formulations, many large domestic and foreign health care companies and pharmaceutical companies to develop lycopene-containing soft capsule, in order to facilitate the bodys lycopene supplement. Gac high content of natural lipid lycopene more valuable!

Lycopene is widely present in the bodys various organs and tissues. Mainly in the persons blood, adrenal glands, liver, testis, prostate, breast, ovary, uterus, gastrointestinal tract and other organs, including blood, adrenal glands, liver, testes, which contain more lycopene. Lycopene has a very favorable physiological function. The removal rate constants of singlet oxygen is commonly used antioxidants vitamin E and 100 times, is twice as much β-carotene. Lycopene is the most powerful antioxidant carotenoids. Lycopene can effectively prevent prostate cancer, uterine cancer, lung cancer cells in vitro was significantly higher than β-carotene, α-carotene. Moreover, the lycopene content of the human body and human life related. Lycopene also inhibit the oxidation of low-fat protein and anti-ultraviolet radiation. Lycopene is a promising feature of the natural pigment.

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