cis-Lycopene is a non-provitamin A vitamin with the same structure and health benefits as lycopene. cis-Lycopene and lycopene are great nutrients in especially tomatoes with a unique ability. When being processed they actually enhance the health benefits of the tomatoes.
The cis-Lycopene isomers have shown to be even more bioavailable for us when red tomato sauce has been extensively heated.
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cis-Isomer Of Lycopene
cis-Lycopene is the cis-isomer of lycopene. It is a dominant carotenoid in tomatoes and tomato-based foods. (source 🗗)
Bioavalibility Of cis-Lycopene
There is a hypothesis that cis-isomers of lycopene are more bioavailable than all-trans-lycopene. But this has yet only been shown in animal studies, not human. (source 🗗)