Watermelon is the Lycopene Leader

What does that mean? Watermelon is the Lycopene Leader among fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.

Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives watermelon its red color, and it is only available in a few other foods, including tomatoes. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. Researchers are finding increasing evidence that proper diet and nutrition are important factors in disease prevention. Watermelon contains higher levels of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable (15 to 20 mg per 2-cup serving) and is part of a healhty diet.

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