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5 ASCORBIC ACID CONTENT CAROTENOIDS DETERMINATIONHABANERO’S PIQUANCY Oxalic Acid (5 ml) homogenize centrifuge filter pH Ascorbic Acid Acetone (10 ml) Diatomaceo us Earth Filter Extract Amount of sugar solution (ml) Petroleum Either Extract oil distilled water acetone Spectromete r (450 nm) Absorbance

6 Sample 1Sample 2 Sample 3 Sample 1Sample 2 Sample 3 pH value Ascorbic Acid content Carotenoid content Amount of sugar solution added to dilute piquancy (ml) Habanero Chili exposed to Microgravity Habanero Chile on Earth’s standard gravity

7 This could provide insights on providing astronauts more flavorful meals. Exposure to microgravity could also have an effect on how capsacidoids bind with pain receptors. This experiment could lead to further studies on developing drugs from chemical compounds found in chili due to its effect on our brain. This could lead to future studies on the effect of chili in inhibiting the growth of bacteria.


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