Lycopene: Food Sources, Potential Role in Human Health and Antioxidant Effects

Jacob R. Bailey (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: HEA048000

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Carotenoids, naturally occurring pigments, are exclusively synthesized by plants and micro-organisms. Humans are not able to synthesize carotenoids and depend entirely on dietary intake of fruits, vegetables and nutritional supplements. Lycopene, a red coloured carotenoid phytonutrient, naturally produced in highest concentration in tomato and tomato-based products is a potent 1O2 quencher, and has been found to possess “antioxidant” and “antitumor” properties that mitigate the damaging effects of oxidative stress. This book discusses food sources, the potential role in human health of lycopene, and the antioxidant effects lycopene possesses. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Potential Role of Lycopene as Antioxidant and Implications for Human Health and Disease
(Pushpinder Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Linus Pauling Science Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, and others)

Antioxidant Properties of Food Products Containing Lycopene are Increased by the Presence of Chlorophyll
(Cristina Sgherri, Usue Pérez-López, and Calogero Pinzino, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Agro-ambientali, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, and others)

Lycopene Extraction and Analysis
(Dandara Fidelis Escoto, Bruna Piaia Ramborger, Maria Luiza Candido Zago, Mateus Cristofari Gayer, Daniela Teixeira Rodrigues, Elton Luis Gasparoto Denardin, Rafael Roehrs, Miguel Roehrs, Federal University of Pampa, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Teaching Practice, Natural Sciences, and others)

Chemistry, Sources and Benefits of Lycopene
(Cecília Elenir Rocha, Rafael Roehrs, Miguel Roehrs, Federal University of Pampa, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Teaching Practice, Natural Sciences, and others)

Use of Encapsulation Technology for Improving the Stability of Lycopene
(Zhen-Xing Tang, Cai-E Wu, Lu-E Shi, College of Light Industry Science and Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, and others)

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