[Lycopene--occurrence, properties and applications].

  title={[Lycopene--occurrence, properties and applications].},
  author={Agnieszka Belter and Małgorzata Giel-Pietraszuk and Stefan Oziewicz and Piotr A. Chomczyński and Jan Barciszewski},
  journal={Postepy biochemii},
  volume={57 4},
Natural products from plants, fungi and higher animals are valuable sources of attractive alternatives for therapeutics. One of them, lycopene is a bright red carotene found in several fruits and vegetables. Tomato, tomato-based sauces and juices are the most abundant sources of this compound for human. There is a positive correlation between lycopene intake and health. It plays an important role in preventing several diseases, inclusing cancers. Lycopene is the most efficient oxygen and free… CONTINUE READING

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