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Archive for October 3rd, 2008

Chilis and Cancer

Posted by David Bradley on October 3rd, 2008

Capsaicin structureIf you’ve ever worried that a steaming hot bowl of chili or cajun chicken might be doing you more harm than good, then you’re not alone. Research earlier this decades pointed out that capsaicin (the “hot” compound in red hot chili peppers) and safrole (the hot molecule in black pepper) could both be carcinogenic.

The full chilis and cancer story can be read here.