Lycopene is a very important carotenoid, and its removal rate of singlet oxygen (1O2) oxidation constant is 100 times that of vitamin E and twice that of carotene 2.
Lycopene can effectively prevent the occurrence of prostate cancer, digestive tract cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer and cardiovascular disease, and the inhibitory effect on uterine cancer and lung cancer cells is significantly higher than tylutene and beta-carotene.
Moreover, lycopene is also a micronutrient related to aging diseases in serum, which can inhibit the degenerative diseases related to aging.
Lycopene is very good at protecting lymphocytes from the cell membrane damage or cell death caused by the NO2 free radical, and is better at scavenging free radicals than other carotenoids.
Lycopene, A red coloring agent found in tomatoes, pink grapefruit and palm oil, is A straight chain derivative of carotene that has no vitamin A activity and is used as an edible coloring agent.