Application Note

Application Note: Color Measurement Of Lycopene In Tomato And Watermelon Products

Source: HunterLab - Measure Color...Measure Quality
Eighty-five to ninety percent of the color of a red, ripe tomato is due to the presence of lycopene. The skin of the tomato has the highest lycopene content of all its parts. Since tomato skins are discarded in large quantities during the processing of tomatoes into paste, sauce, ketchup, etc., lots of lycopene is being lost.