Patent Number: 8,795,743

Title: Natural lycopene concentrate and method for production thereof

Abstract: Natural lycopene concentrate obtained from a plant structure after alkalinization, solid-liquid separation, acidification and a second solid-liquid separation. The concentrate obtained is highly bioavailable and water-soluble at room temperature.

Inventors: Bortlik; Karlheinz (Savigny, CH), Duruz; Eliane (Epalinges, CH), Kolodziejezyk; Eric (Vevey, CH), Fernandez-Graf; Marie-Rose (Pully, CH)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: A61K 36/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018