Analysis of Capsaicinoids in Chili Products
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Pungency of chili products depends on the amount of capsaicinoids which are naturally present in bell peppers or chili peppers. The two main components, capsaicin (69%) and dihydrocapsaicin (22%), are almost twice as strong as the capsaicinoids nordihydrocapsaicin (7%), homodihydrocapsaicin (1%) and homocapsaicin (1%), which are smaller in comparison . Therefore, only capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin were studied to determine capsaicin levels in chili products
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