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Isolation and Quantification of Lycopene from Watermelon, Tomato and Papaya

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Govt. M.L.B. Girls P.G. College, Fort, Indore MP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (IVC-2014), Pages 68-70,(2014)

Abstract

Lycopene is one of the carotenoid naturally occurring in red fruits and vegetables, especially watermelon, tomato and papaya. It is an antioxidant and responsible for red colour of various fruits and vegetables. This studies to analyses the lycopene content from various fruits by a very simple process of lycopene isolation. Identification of lycopene and its chemical structure was done by chemical test, microscopic study and by using visible spectrophotometer. Quantity of isolated pure lycopene was recorded from papaya tomato and watermelon ranged from 1.14mg -3.18mg per 100 gm.

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