Researchers from Taiwan are eying a combination of gelatin and
poly(-glutamic acid) (-PGA) for the encapsulation of lycopene from
tomato pulp waste, offering alternatives for the ingredient
increasingly in the consumer's eye.
The European market for lycopene as a functional food ingredient
looks to be opening up, since Vitatene gained novel foods approval
for its ingredient derived from the Blakeslea trispora
fungus last year.
PLThomas is set to offer LycoRed's natural colorant line to food
and beverage companies throughout the United States, Canada and
Mexico, in an exclusive deal that expands the distrutors reach with
the natural red antioxidant...
Colour does not appear to dictate lycopene content as green, purple
and red tomato ketchups boast similar levels of health promoting
antioxidant lycopene, claim researchers, who also identified dark
red ketchup as boasting the strongest...
Research by DSM Nutritional Products provides further evidence of
the mechanism behind lycopene's protective role against prostate
cancer, giving extra support for its use in functional foods and
Northwestern University is seeking to discover whether lycopene -
an antioxidant commonly found in tomatoes and tomato-based products
and commonly perceived to reduce the risk of developing prostate
cancer - can reverse pre-cancerous...
After confirming that a combination of vitamin E and lycopene has a
positive effect on the growth of prostate tumours in mice,
scientists in the Netherlands have initiated a trial in men
suffering from the disease.
Boosting 'added-value' opportunities for companies working with
corn, new research from government scientists on a fungus could
hold the key to using corn fibre as a factory for the production of
the potent antioxidant lycopene,...
Spanish manufacturer Vitatene moves one step closer towards market
approval for its lycopene food ingredient derived from the fungus
Blakeslea trispora with the UK's Advisory Committee on Novel
Foods and Processes (ACNFP) concluding...
Before any new food product can be introduced on the European
market it must be rigorously assessed for safety. The UK Food
Standards Agency has received an application to approve lycopene
sourced from the fungus Blakeslea trispora...
Fresh tomatoes look set to win the industry debate - ' Fresh or
processed tomatoes - which have more lycopene?' - as researchers in
the US create a tomato which has nearly three-and-a-half times the
usual amount of the carotenoid.
A high level of lycopene in the blood serum is linked to a lower
risk of prostate cancer in new research from the US. The findings
are published in a recent edition of the American Journal of
Tomatoes have traditionally been seen as one of the best natural
sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which can help fight
cancer and heart disease. But new research shows that watermelon
could in fact be a better source of...
Dr. Edward Giovannucci of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard
Medical School has published a new epidemiological survey review
that confirms earlier studies suggesting that the consumption of
lycopene-rich foods can reduce...
A component of tomato sauce may help reduce DNA damage in the
prostate, a new study suggests. This may have implications for the
prevention or treatment of prostate cancer. The active ingredient
appears to be lycopene, an antioxidant...