17. July 2020 · Comments Off on University Scoville · Categories: News · Tags: ,

“It could be found that the active ingredient capsaicin” in the chili peppers blood pressure could reduce already after a short time. These results were confirmed in the current long-term study again. “Sharpness you can define the different high levels of capsaicin”, short CPS (Greek CAPSA”= capsule, based on the shape of the fruit) in Chili Peppers, is responsible for the sharpness of the plant. Pure capsaicin”is equivalent to 16 million Scoville units. In 1912 L. Scoville was developed by the Pharmawissenschaftler Santosh a so-called focus units scale, with different degrees of sharpness were divided.

At the time, the sharpness levels were determined by test subjects by his own taste tests. Today a chromatograph performs this task high-performance liquid chromatography for the initially inaccurate scale (HPLC method high performance = chromatography liquid), so). This scale starts at the bottom at 500 1500 Scoville and is referred to as level 0. For example, Peppers is placed within this sharpness degree 0. The scale ended in the year 2009 with 150,000 300,000 SCU and a severity 10. “Here is, for example, red Savina” settled. Today, the scale is already been continued upwards. The unit of sharpness when bhut jolokia is so”, called also ghost Chili, with 1,000,000 SCU, so Scoville units measure.

A drop of the bhut jolokia, diluted in a pint of warm water, has the sharpness of about 700 chili peppers and is approximately 400 times sharper than the famous Tabasco sauce. Chili products are available in many European countries. Extracts of the active ingredient capsaicin”are available in liquid form and in small amounts with an enormous degree of sharpness in pharmacies. The consumer should ensure that it never is synthetically manufactured products. In addition, the pharmacy should inquire after the country of origin and the possible side effects. Sources: Effects of novel capsized treatment on feel and energy metabolism in humans: possible pharmacological implications.

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