Lycopene

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One member of a group of pigments, known as a carotenoids that create coloration in plants. Carotenoids create the yellow to orange hues as well as the red hues in fruits, vegetables, flowers, and leaves that show color changes as they grow or pass through seasons. Within the carotenoid family are various members that provide distinct colors. Lycopene is an example, which is the carotenoid that is responsible for the red colors in apricots, bell peppers, guava, pink grapefruit, rosehips, and watermelon. Studies have shown that some health benefits may be derived from the consumption of these natural substances in both unprocessed and processed foods.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Calories291
Protein19g
Total Fat23g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Calories48
Protein4g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates7g
Dietary Fiber5g
Potassium1070mg
Sodium4mg
Calories47
Protein4g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates6g
Dietary Fiber6g
Potassium1270mg
Sodium7mg

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