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tomato extract

Extract that has weak antioxidant properties. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is a significant antioxidant, but it is more bioavailable from tomato paste than from fresh tomatoes. It can also be a potential skin sensitizer depending on what part of the tomato is used, but there is no way to know that from an ingredient label.

References for this information:

Free Radical Research, February 2002, pages 217–233

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1997, volume 66, pages 116–122

See lycopene

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