Mobility of Heavy Metals from Soil into Hot Pepper Fruits: A Field Study

  title={Mobility of Heavy Metals from Soil into Hot Pepper Fruits: A Field Study},
  author={George F. Antonįous and Tejinder S. Kochhar},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
Capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin contribute to pungency as well as having health-promoting properties, in peppers. Twenty-three genotypes (four spp.) of hot pepper from the USDA germplasm collection were grown in the field to identify accessions having increased concentrations of these two compounds and determine the concentrations of heavy metals, in mature fruits. Concentrations and relative proportions of capsaicin, dihydrocapsaicin, and seven heavy metals varied between and within pepper… 
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