Mini Project on Extraction and Quantification of Lycopene from Tomatoes and Papaya Fruit


Authors : Bhavika Mehta; Dr. Sonika Banyal

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 1 - January

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7614292

The importance of carotenoids is well documented in literature. Many foods are taken as functional foods due to their special health benefits. Among such foods, tomatoes has been considered as functional foods due to presence of phytochemical named lycopene, associated with anticancer properties. This mini project was done to evaluate three varieties of tomato and papaya for qualitative and quantitative determination of lycopene content in the samples. The project concluded that tomato had the highest lycopene content than papaya. It was also found that the lycopene was present more in sun dried samples as compared to their reference fresh samples. Hybrid Tomato had more lycopene content than local tomatoes.

Keywords : Tomatoes, Lycopene, Ether Extract, Fat Soluble, Phytochemicals

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