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Capsaicin vs. Piperine

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Capsaicinnoun

(organic compound) A chemical compound found in chilli peppers, which is responsible for their pungent flavor.

Piperinenoun

(organic compound) The alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper.

Capsaicinnoun

A colorless crystalline substance extracted from the Capsicum annuum, and giving off vapors of intense acridity.

Piperinenoun

A white crystalline compound of piperidine and piperic acid. It is obtained from the black pepper (Piper nigrum) and other species.

Capsaicinnoun

colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno

Piperinenoun

derived from pepper (especially black pepper); source of the hotness of black and white pepper

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Piperine

Piperine, along with its isomer chavicine, is the alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper and long pepper. It has been used in some forms of traditional medicine.

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