Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae, native to the Americas, cultivated worldwide for their chili pepper or bell pepper fruit.
CAS number 85940-30-3
Botanical Name Capsicum frutescens L
Plant Part Fruit.
Origin of raw material Egypt
Origin of product Egypt
Extraction method Supercritical Fluid (SCF). SCF method is an extraction technique using fluids in conditions that are elevated above their critical point of temperature. The extraction conditions mainly pressure and temperature, are in charge of solubility and selectivity of different compounds in the supercritical fluid. Advantages of SCF extraction process include products of 100% natural, fresh close to raw material, high concentration, high solubility, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms, and lipophilic.
Application Traditional use
In herbal medicines for external use, such as salves or warming patches, Capsicum is used to relieve muscle pain, such as back pain. In folk medicine, chili preparations are used for frostbite or arthritis. In addition, folk medicine is known to use Capsicum internally for hoarseness and sore throat.
In food
The Capsicum extract gives food and beverages a hot pungent flavor.
In cosmetics
In cosmetics, Capsicum extracts are used as skin conditioners and fragrances.
In food supplements:
Today, a significant number of clinical studies provide substantial evidence that daily consumption of capsaicinoids contribute to weight management through reduction of energy intake. Capsicum CO2-extracts with capsaicinoids as bioactive ingredients have the potential, if taken regularly, to be used for natural weight-loss.
Shelf Life 5 years