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Paprika

Paprika

General Description: Paprika is a spice which comes from a mild red pepper in the family Capsicum annum. It is a brilliant red powder and often used as a garnish. Paprika contains more vitamin C than citrus fruits and is an excellent source of vitamin A.

Uses: Many Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish recipes use paprika for soups, stews, casseroles and vegetables. In India paprika is sometimes used in tandoori chicken, to give the characteristic red color. Paprika is often sprinkled on eggs and salads for garnish.

History: Early Spanish explorers took red pepper seeds back to Europe, where the plant gradually lost its pungent taste and became "sweet” paprika.

Origin: The peppers used in Paprika are grown in Hungary, Spain, South America, and California. The pepper is grown widely and takes on a slightly different flavor depending on local soil and climatic conditions.

Shelf Life: 2-3 years