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ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 31, 2007

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ACS NEWS SERVICE Jan. 31, 2007 Weekly PressPac - ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Feb. 5, 2007)


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ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The tangerine: Top tomato?
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Research involving tomato sauce made from an heirloom tomato variety named the tangerine tomato has established that a specific chemical form of lycopene is more effective in increasing the levels of this much-heralded antioxidant in people's blood. Ohio State University's Steven J. Schwartz and colleagues point out that many deeply colored vegetables and fruits are rich in lycopene, a carotenoid linked to health benefits. However, not all of the lycopene is bioavailable able to be absorbed into the blood after consumption, they note in a report scheduled for the Feb. 7 issue of the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly journal.

Red tomatoes, for instance, are very rich in lycopene, but it is the so-called
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Contact: Michael Woods
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202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
5-Feb-2007


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