Here is a photo of an extraction from the orange iris Thai
Orange. As you can see after the majority of the carotenes are removed
by being boiled in metyl alcohol there is a significant amount of
lycopene left behind. Probably as much as is in the most saturated
lycopene pink. This is the same in all the orange iris I have examined
by this method. All orange iris have four "t" genes. An examination of
pedagres using the check list will confirm this.
Further post to follow.
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