Organic Sweet Smoked Paprika
Our Organic Smoked Sweet Paprika comes from Spain, where mild red peppers are dried in an oak wood-burning oven before being ground. It is deep orange-red in color, with a smoky flavor and subtle heat.
Ready to Use, no preparation necessary
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Paprika is a spice that is made by drying and grinding either sweet or hot red peppers (Capsicum annum). Although popular today in many parts of the Americas, Central, and Eastern Europe, Paprika was first produced in Spain in the 16th century, after pepper explorers brought back pepper plants from the Americas. Our smoked sweet paprika is of the mild variety. Its smoky flavor comes from drying the elongated, dark red peppers in an oak wood-burning oven before grinding.
Paprika is packed with health benefits. It is rich in vitamins A, E, B6, and C (more vitamin C, by weight, than citrus fruit), as well as a small amount of capsaicin, the active compound in chile peppers that creates their heat.
Paprika is a key ingredient in several iconic dishes of Central and Eastern Europe. Spanish "patatas bravas," (spicy potatoes) are a traditional tapas dish made with a spicy paprika sauce. Paprika also provides the color and flavor for one of the national dishes of Hungary, "goulash," a flavorful meat stew. In the United States, paprika is often used as a garnish, sprinkled on top of dishes such as deviled eggs to impart color and subtle flavor. However, its flavor becomes more vibrant when gently heated in oil. It is a popular seasoning in sausages, such as chorizo, because it imparts vivid color and a smoky, sweet flavor.
Our Organic Smoked Sweet Paprika is certified organic to the specifications of the USDA National Organic Program.
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