E160d is a food additive approved by the European Union (EU). It is used as a natural colouring agent in food and drink products.
The common name for E160d is lycopene.
E160d is a red colouring that occurs naturally in pink grapefruits and tomatoes. When used on a large scale for commercial purposes, the colouring is extracted from tomatoes. The concentration of lycopene in the body tissues is higher than other carotenoids.
Examples of food and drink products that sometimes include E160d:
- pink grapefruit
- pink guava
- red bell peppers