Additive 36 / 75 – Lycopene
Every natural color has its most common, well-known food source, but bright red lycopene outdoes the others: it is almost exclusively linked with tomatoes, even though it is also found in paprika, pink grapefruit, guava, watermelon, asparagus (yes, asparagus), and rose hips. Interestingly enough, neither cherries nor strawberries have it; many red fruits are colored by anthocyanins. Only lycopene extracted from tomatoes is allowed to be used as a food colorant in the United States.
See full post here: Dwight Eschliman Photography2015-10-06.