Lycopene is a carotenoid antioxidant pigment occurring in ripe fruit especially tomatoes. The colour of tomatoes is due to lycopene. Lycopene is an essential antioxidant for human body which helps in protecting from degenerative diseases. Lycopene also helps in prevention of DNA damage in the cells along with helping them to function better in the body. Lycopene present in the blood and fatty tissues in the body reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and age-related macular degeneration.