In North America, 85% of dietary lycopene comes from tomato products such as tomato juice or paste.
One cup (240 m L) of tomato juice provides about 23 mg of lycopene.
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Lycopene is found in watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, and pink guavas.
It is found in particularly high amounts in tomatoes and tomato products. Affinity chromatography of mustard beta-amylase on starch columns.
Not enough is known about the safety of lycopene supplements during breast-feeding.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, avoid using lycopene in amounts greater than those typically found in foods. NMDA and AMPA/KA receptors are involved in the c-Fos expression following mustard oil activation of C-fibres. Some people also use lycopene for cataracts and asthma. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that may help protect cells from damage. Use of anion-exchange membrane extraction for the high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of mustard seed glucosinolates. C-Fos-like immunoreactivity in the upper cervical spinal dorsal horn neurons following noxious chemical stimulation of the nasal mucosa in pentobarbital-anesthetized rats. However, lycopene is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken as a supplement during pregnancy.