Detection of Lycopene in Pink Orange Fruit

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Science  12 May 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3463, pp. 1478
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3463.1478


Lycopene is shown to be the pink coloring pigment in Sarah—a pink sport of the Shamouti (Jaffa) orange— together with other unidentified carotenoids. This is a condition similar to that found in pink and red grapefruits, while the red pigments of blood oranges are anthocyanins.