A new study looking at the autumn olive berry (AOB) - branded by a promoter as Lycoberry - has confirmed the rich assortment of proanthocyanidins and alpha- and gamma- tocopherols in the fruit to go with the previously discovered high levels of lycopene. The...
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,...