E160d

E160d
Lycopene
E160d E160d
Group E160 a-f
Type Natural
Source A natural colour found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as red carrots, watermelons and papayas, but not strawberries or cherries.
Used in Tomato-based foods such as: soups, sauces, ketchup, jams, jellies and marmalades.
Description E160d is not on the permitted food colours list in Canada. The European Food Safety Authority has recommended a safe level of consumption for E160d. Lycopene is thought to have antioxidant activity. A major claim for Lycopene's benefits is in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancers.