Application of lycopene: Food grade health products

Health products and sports supplements
According to GNPD data, there are 177 new supplements containing lycopene in the world. The State Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) can find out that there are 31 kinds of health products that receive the lycopene of the national food and health word, including 2 kinds of imported health products, and others are domestic health products. These 31 health care products are mainly used for anti-oxidation, anti-aging, strengthening immunity, regulating blood lipids, etc. Two of them are tablets, one oil, and the rest are capsules.
According to GNPD data, there are 81 new skin care products containing lycopene and 51 kinds of makeup. Typical products such as lycopene moisturizing lotion have whitening and anti-aging effects. The domestic product has a lycopene whitening essence smear needle, which has anti-oxidation, anti-allergy and whitening effects.
food and drink
In the food and beverage sector, lycopene has been approved by European “new food” and GRAS (usually considered safe) in the United States, with non-alcoholic beverages being the most popular. GNPD data shows that there are 20 new products: 7 kinds of bread, breakfast cereals, 7 kinds of processed meat, fish and eggs; 7 kinds of dairy products; 6 kinds of chocolate and candy; sauces and seasonings 5 kinds; 5 kinds of desserts and ice cream. Applying it to dairy products not only maintains the nutrition of dairy products but also enriches its health care function.
Application in meat products
Changes in color, texture and flavor of meat products during processing and storage due to oxidation. At the same time, with the increase of storage time, the proliferation of microorganisms, especially Botox, will also cause the meat to spoil. Therefore, the chemical preservative nitrite is often used to inhibit microbial growth, prevent meat spoilage and improve meat flavor and colour. However, studies have found that nitrite combines with protein decomposition products under certain conditions to form carcinogenic nitrosamines. Therefore, the addition of nitrite to meat has been controversial. Lycopene is the main component of red pigments such as tomatoes. It has strong antioxidant capacity, good physiological functions, and can be used as a preservative and coloring agent for meat products. In addition, the acidity of lycopene-rich tomato products will lower the pH value of the meat, and will inhibit the growth of spoilage microorganisms to a certain extent. Therefore, it can be used as an antiseptic preservative for meat products and partially replace nitrite. effect.
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Application in edible oil
Oxidative deterioration is an adverse reaction that often occurs during the storage of edible oil. It not only causes the quality of edible oil to change or even loses its edible value. What is more serious is that long-term intake of inferior edible oil can cause various diseases.
In order to delay the deterioration of edible oil, some antioxidants are often added during processing. However, as people’s awareness of food safety has increased, the safety of various antioxidants has also been raised. Therefore, finding safe natural antioxidants has become a focus of food additives. Lycopene has superior physiological functions and strong anti-oxidation ability, can effectively kill singlet oxygen and scavenge free radicals, and inhibit lipid peroxidation. Therefore, adding it to cooking oil can alleviate the deterioration of fat.
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Lycopene, a highly probable carotenoid compound, cannot be synthesized in the human body and must be supplemented by diet. After discovering the physiological function of lycopene, Israel’s Ly-cored Natural Products Industries Ltd. takes the lead. Develop lycopene products. In addition, Henkel Corporation of the United States and Makhtshim Corporation of Japan have produced lycopene as the main active ingredient, and their main functions include lowering blood pressure, treating high blood cholesterol, high blood fat, lowering cancer cells, etc., and have significant effects. . At present, there are few reports that lycopene is used as a raw material for food or medicine in China.
Lycopene can be used as a nutritional supplement to maintain human health. Lycopene oleoresin made by Japanese has been widely used in beverages, cold foods, meat products and baked goods. Due to the special function of lycopene, it is also a functional factor for the development of functional foods of modern significance, such as making antioxidant health-care capsules, or combining with other medicinal plants to make canned foods.
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Post time: Dec-12-2022