By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Food Weekly News -- Fresh data on Food Science are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Mashhad, Iran, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Lycopene, a precursor of ?-carotene with well-known antioxidant activity and powerful health properties, can be found in many natural products such as tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), watermelon, red pepper, and papaya. Many separation methods have been reported for extracting lycopene from its sources."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the School of Pharmacy, "The inclusion complex is an effective method for extraction and purification of organic chemicals. This procedure has 2 main components: host and guest molecules. In this study, lycopene (guest) was extracted from tomato paste by ursodeoxycholic acid, the inclusive agent (host). The molecular structure of the extracted lycopene was then confirmed by (1) HNMR and its purity was evaluated using high-performance liquid chromatography and UV-Vis spectrophotometry methods, in comparison with a standard product."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results indicated that the proposed separation method was very promising and could be used for the extraction and purification of lycopene from tomato paste."
For more information on this research see: Extraction of lycopene from tomato paste by ursodeoxycholic acid using the selective inclusion complex method. Journal of Food Science, 2013;78(11):C1680-5. Journal of Food Science can be contacted at: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of Food Science - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1750-3841)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Seifi, Biotechnology Research Center, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad Univ of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Additional authors for this research include P. Seifi, F. Hadizadeh and S.A Mohajeri.
The publisher's contact information for the Journal of Food Science is: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA.
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Mashhad, Food Science.
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