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Product Name: Lycopene
Appearance: Dark red powder, oil, beadlet, microcapsules
CAS No.: 502-65-8
Standard: Food Grade
Place of Origin: China
Lycopene, a carotenoid found in plant foods, is also a red pigment. Dark red needle-like crystals, soluble in chloroform, benzene and fats, but not in water. It is unstable to light and oxygen, and turns brown when it meets iron. Molecular formula C40H56, relative molecular mass 536.85. There are 11 conjugated double bonds and 2 non-conjugated double bonds in the molecular structure, forming a linear hydrocarbon. There is no physiological activity of vitamin A, but it has a strong antioxidant function. The content of ripe red plant fruits is higher, especially in tomatoes, carrots, watermelons, papaya and guava. It can be used as a pigment in food processing, and it is also often used as a raw material for antioxidant health food.