FOR PHYSICOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS
Lycopene Content | Total Soluble Solids | Acidity as Acetic Acid | Carbohydrates | Specific Gravity | Added Synthetic Colours | Sodium Chloride | Benzoic Acid | Arsenic | Lead
Lycopene Content, mg/100 gm Lycopene is a photochemical (naturally occurring pigment with beneficial health effects) found in tomatoes and some other plants products. It is a pigment that produces a stable red colour and has been identified as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralise harmful substances in the body called free radicals, which may damage the body’s cells and may even contribute to cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Humans cannot produce lycopene and must ingest fruits, absorb the lycopene, and process it for use in the body. Kissan (18.52 mg/100 gm) contained the maximum quantity of lycopene, followed by Heinz (16.51) and Weikfield (16.26). Total Soluble Solids (TSS) Total soluble solids is an expression for the combined content of all inorganic and organic substances contained in a liquid; these are present in a molecular, ionised or micro-granular suspended form. The main ingredients containing TSS are water, tomato paste, sugar and salt, and a minor quantity can be found in vinegar, spices and preservatives.