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The Universal Hotness, Part 3: Capsaicin Family

By: Michael Zviely, CIC
Posted: November 30, 2011, from the December 2011 issue of P&F magazine.

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  • December 2011 issue, pg 50
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Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-trans-6-nonenamide; FEMA# 3404, CAS# 404-86-4) occurs in the Capsicum species. It has a mild, warm-herbaceous odor, with very pungent taste, and it is applied for its pungent taste in meaty and spicy formulations.

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