Q What fruit has the highest amount of lycopene?
A Although commonly used as a vegetable ingredient or a side dish, tomatoes are actually fruit. They are rich in lycopene, a naturally occurring nutrient, called a carotenoid, that gives many fruits and vegetables their rosy red color. A powerful antioxidant sourced from red-ripe tomatoes, lycopene has been shown to work with other nutrients to potentially help support specific health needs of men and women.
When raw tomatoes are cooked, the bioavailability of lycopene actually increases. However, most commercial tomato sauce brands are loaded up with added sugars and high-fructose corn syrup. When shopping for tomato products such as spaghetti sauces or purees, it’s important to review the label for sugar levels and unhealthy ingredients. Biodynamic® products save you the work, providing you with fresh and healthy ingredients and a genuine homemade flavor.