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What Is cis-Lycopene & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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.

cis-Isomer Of Lycopene

cis-Lycopene is the cis-isomer of lycopene.

It is a dominant carotenoid in tomatoes and tomato-based foods. (source đź——)

The cis-Lycopene isomers have shown to be even more bioavailable for us when red tomato sauce has been extensively heated.

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 đź——)

Foods You Can Find cis-Lycopene In

You find cis-Lycopene mostly in vegetable products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Grape Tomatoes

Foods That Contain cis-Lycopene In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

We currently have just a few foods in our nutrition tool that contain cis-Lycopene.

Here's our short list of foods that contain cis-Lycopene.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.