noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A red carotenoid pigment present in tomatoes and many berries and fruits.
- Tomatoes provide two valuable phytochemicals: the carotenoid lycopene and the flavonoid quercetin.
- Companies don't usually test for phytochemicals like lutein or lycopene because they're not yet considered nutrients.
- Another carotenoid with potential is lycopene, which is present in tomatoes.
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