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Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid that gives tomatoes their appealing ruddy hue. A powerful anxioxidant, lycopene may reduce the incident of breast and prostate cancer

Lycopene Foods & Sources

Aside from tomatoes, lycopene is also found in watermelon, papaya, pink grapefruit and rosehips. The body more easily absorbs lycopene from cooked foods. A cup of cooked tomatoes, for example, has 20 mg of lycopene, while a cup of raw tomatoes has only 3.7 mg.

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