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Idesia (Arica)

On-line version ISSN 0718-3429

Abstract

ASTORGA, Fabiola et al. Seasonal variation of lycopene content in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) under conditions of salinity and excess boron in the Lluta valley, northern Chile. Idesia [online]. 2017, vol.35, n.4, pp.105-110. ISSN 0718-3429.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-34292017000400105.

Antioxidants, including lycopene, are compounds whose primary function in our body is to protect or reduce the risks of oxidative damage caused by free radicals, related to diseases such as cancer or heart conditions. In our study, the content of thisphytonutrient was evaluated in Naomi and "Poncho Negro" tomato fruit, during two seasons (summer and winter-spring), with an increase of their levels in both varieties during the winter-spring season, with a possible varietal effect and the temperatures, on the content of this pigment in the fruits.

Keywords : Antioxidant; lycopene; tomato; Lluta valley.

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