Index

adrenergic 249

adulterants detection in chilli 37 adulterants detection in powdered chilli 232 adulteration 231

adulteration of agricultural crops 146 afferent neurons 248-50, 256, 264 aflatoxins 16, 38, 171, 229, 234 Agmark 25, 49-51, 58, 66, 165, 177, 191 aji 1-3, 6, 12-13, 17 alfalfa mosaic virus 105,160 alkaloids 71,83,223 analgesic 82, 248, 252, 255, 263 anandamide 248, 252-4, 257, 259, 260 antheraxanthin 71—2, 226 anthers 6-8, 13 anticarcinogenic 82 antigenotoxic 82 antiinflammatory 248, 263-4 antimutagenic see anticarcinogenic antioxidant 107-8, 120-1, 170, 177, 203, 216, 220,232 BHA 180, 185 carotenoids 107 oleoresin 203 vitamin C see ascorbic acid antitranspirants 129, 135, 141 aphids 158-9 aphrodisiac 5 appetite, lack of 5 arachidic acid 258 arachidonic acid 258-60

aroma 12, 27, 98, 169, 175-6, 185, 195, 216, 224 arsenic 233 arthritis 100-1, 120 artificial drying 178, 183-5 see also mechanical drying see dehydration ascorbic acid 26, 71, 108, 166-8, 185, 190-2,

216, 220, 227 ash 26, 39, 49, 50, 58, 62, 80, 165, 177, 179,

190, 255 aspartate 251, 254

ASTA 18, 25, 27, 34, 36, 167, 192, 204, 236-8, 241-5

asthma 100-1, 263 auroxanthin 73 autumn forcing 157 Aztecs 2, 16, 101

bacteriostatic 101 bay leaf 18

164-5, 167, 185, 197, 214-17 betacarotene 36 biocatalysis 109 biotechnology 96, 109, 120 blisters 100 blue beryl 4 bombesin 249 boric acid test 39, 47 bradykinin 248, 258-63 British Pharmacopoeia 4 bronchoconstriction 83 bruchi 2

Bureau of Indian Standards 48, 50, 165 cadmium 233

calcium 26, 32, 47, 100, 116, 190, 208, 250, 253-4, 259, 262-3 calcium hydroxide 32 Californian wonder 9 calories 25 canal water 134 cancer 71, 107

capsaicin 5, 18, 27-31, 33, 36, 45, 46-9, 64, 66, 71, 73-83, 88-94 capsaicin receptor 249-50, 253-4, 257, 258, 260-2 capsaicin synthetase 110

192, 226-7 capsanthin 5, 6-epoxide 106 capsazepine 250, 253-4, 257 Capsicum species 118, 163, 171, 175, 183, 209, 218, 223-5

Capsicum (Continued)

C. anomalum 10

C. baccatum 6-17, 96-7, 163, 175, 223-5 C. breviflorum 10 C. chinense 3, 17, 164 C. ciliatum 10 C. eximium 10—12, 97 c.frutescens 1, 6, 8-14, 17, 39, 44, 45, 50, 58, 63, 71, 74, 80, 91, 96-8, 100-5, 110 C. rnkrocarpum 13 C. pendulum 1, 8, 12—13, 175 C. praetermissum 10, 13, 97 C. schottianum 10, 97 varieties

Abyssinian 33, 205 Arka Kabir 171 Bahamian 97, 99, 205 Belrubi 238-43 BR Red 167,191-2 Bydagi 140, 171 CO 2 121, 167, 191-2 Datler 238-43 Datoca 238-43 Hontaka 33, 205

Kalocsai 153

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