Tangerine tomatoes increase total and tetra-cis-lycopene isomer concentrations more than red tomatoes in healthy adult humans.

@article{Burri2009TangerineTI,
  title={Tangerine tomatoes increase total and tetra-cis-lycopene isomer concentrations more than red tomatoes in healthy adult humans.},
  author={Betty Jane Burri Burri and Mary H. Chapman and Terry Ray Neidlinger and Jung Sook Seo and Betty K. Ishida},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 Suppl 1},
  pages={1-16}
}
Lycopene, or the foods that contain it, may prevent prostate cancer. Studies suggest that some cis-lycopene isomers are more bioavailable than the trans-lycopene isomer. We hypothesized that tangerine tomatoes, which predominantly contain the tetra-cis isomer, should be a good source of bioavailable lycopene. We fed lunches containing 300 g tangerine or red… CONTINUE READING