SYNTHETIC LYCOPENE: THE FUTURE BUT UNAWARE FACT

Authors: Bandana Chatterjee
Int J Clin and Biomed Res 2016;2(2):26-27.

ABSTRACT
Food color is used as a food additive. A color additive is any dye, Pigment or substance. Mainly two type of food colors are used in food Industry: Natural and Artificial. There are 26 colors which are permitted to be used in food. A few Natural colors mainly used are Annatto,turmeric, Lycopene, Beet root and caramel etc. Lycopene is processed from Tomatoes and widely used. In this short communication we wanted to create a awareness about synthetic lycopene and their properties.
KEYWORDS: Annatto, turmeric, lycopene, beet root, caramel.



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