The Tomato Foundation was formed October 11th 2011 as a legacy entity from the EU, FP6 research project LYCOCARD, which ran from 2006 to 2011. LYCOCARD’s research investigated the link between the potent carotenoid lycopene, most bioavailable from processed tomato products, and the associated reduction of cardiovascular disease risk.
The Foundation has since expanded the scope of the investigation to focus on bioactive compounds found in the aqueous fraction of tomato and how they behave as a natural blood thinner, anti-thrombin, anti-coagulant, supporting improved blood flow.
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