Lycopene has a strong antioxidant quality, which helps protect cells from free radical damage. Lycopene is considered a carotenoid compound or an organic pigment that give certain fruits and vegetables their vibrant red, orange and yellow color. Lycopene helps to promote immune system health, prostate health, colon health, a healthy pancreas, heart health, and helps to maintain overall good health.
Lycopene has also been found to help support skin health. The creation of oxygen-free radicals plays a part in skin aging and Lycopene has the capability to neutralize them. Some foods that contain the best source of Lycopene are apricots, tomatoes, papaya, tomato juice, pink grapefruit, guava, red chilies and tomato sauce.