Growing firepods in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina...
Pepper Science Main Page
While peppers have been around for thousands of years, we are constantly learning more about them and their firey constituents, the capsaicinoids.
Recent research has furthered our understanding of the effects of the capsaicinoids at a cellular and molecular level, and the medical establishment continues to find
uses for these compounds. Additionally, inventors have found (and profited from) a wide variety of other uses for peppers and pepper derivatives.
Being a chemical engineer by training, it is not surprising that my interest in chile peppers extends beyond growing them, and burning myself silly with them, to the
technical aspects of the chile. This section will eventually comprise the majority of the site, as I intend to provide my findings in detail. Hopefully, I will do so in a
clear enough manner that even a casual, non-technical reader will come away with a better understanding of (and appreciation for) nature's little hellfruit.
Last updated 10 September 2005.
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