If you ever wonder what's the active constituent in hot peppers that gives them such a hot and spicy flavor this article will answer that.
We all have tried at least once hot peppers, they are known by its intense flavor and hot taste, some of them are almost not edible under normal circumstances, but all of them have something in common, its main active constituent capsaicin, a chemical that has been found to have potential anti-cancer effects for multiple types of cancers. Image: Hot peppers Scott Schopieray under Creative Common license (CC BY-SA 2.0).
Chemical Formula: C18H27NO3
Sources: Hot peppers