noun. carotenoid that makes tomatoes red; may lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Example sentences of the word lycopene
1. Noun, singular or mass
While these tomato products are very good sources of lycopene and other nutrients, the carbohydrate count of these foods needs to be factored in because of the potential blood sugar impact.
What’s more, cooking tomatoes, like in tomato soup, makes lycopene more bioavailable to the body according to the American Institute of Cancer Research.
Further, watermelon is rich in other antioxidants called carotenoids, particularly lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein and neurosporene.