Capsicum belongs to the family of Solanaceae of the plantae kingdom and is native to India. The plant bears fruits that are called capsicums. These are crushed and then extracted through the process of solvent extraction to obtain the capsicum oleoresin. It contains a compound namely, capsaicin, that gives this liquid a hot and spicy flavor. The color of the liquid is also dark to red brown in color and can be dissolved in oils only. The oleoresin is soluble in oils but not in water.
|Product name||:||Capsicum Oleoresins|
|Scientific Name||:||Capsicum Annum|
|Country of Origin||:||India|
|Colour||:||Dark red to brown in color||ODOR||:||Strong spicy odour|
|Extraction Method||:||Solvent Extraction|
|COMPONENTS||:||Capsaicin, residual solvent and volatile oil.|
|SOLUBILITY||:||Soluble in oils, but insoluble in water.|
As a fruit, capsicum plays a very significant role in cooking. It is chopped and added to dishes for its hint of spice. It is also used as a flavoring agent and added to various types of sauces, meats such as sausages and seafood
Capsicum Oleoresin contains capsaicin that helps in increasing the sensation of heat when it is applied on the skin. It can provide relief to the ones who are suffering from herpes zoster. Furthermore, it can also help in reducing the pain in joints and muscles, even proves effective in reducing pain caused by arthritis.
This oleoresin can be combined well with camphor, peppermint, cinnamon, and wintergreen.