pepper spray

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a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum

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(12) However, quantitative capsaicinoid concentrations of capsicum oleoresin samples may not always relate to their Scoville Heat Units designations.
But capsicum oleoresin preparations are orange to red in color due to the presence of carotenoids, as mentioned above.
Included on the publicly released list of cigarette additives are the fragrant and flavorful extracts of anise, cinnamon, molasses, dandelion roots, and walnut hulls; juices from apples, raisins, figs, and plums; black currant buds; peppery capsicum oleoresin; clover tops; nutmeg powder; vanilla; vinegar; smoke flavor; tea leaf; orange blossom water; and oils of basil, bay leaves, caraway, carrots, dill seeds, ginger, lavender, lemon, lime, pepper, Scotch pine, oak chips, and patchouli.
Other processors may opt for capsicum oleoresins -- solvents extracted from ground pepper -- to raise or control pungency.