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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.

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