Food Sources

The richest sources of lycopene are red tomatoes and processed tomato products.

Other sources include watermelon, pink grapefruit and papaya. The lycopene content of food depends on the cultivars grown and the growing conditions.

It is currently estimated that daily intake from all dietary sources ranges between

0.5 and 27 mg/person/day or 0.08 and 0.45 mg/kg/day (Jonker et al 2003).

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