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Paprika

Origin of Spice

  • Paprika is made from air-dried fruits of the Capsicum annum
  • It is most commonly associated with Hungarian cuisine
  • The word "paprika" is derived from the Hungarian language

Which Part of the Plant Do We Use?

Paprika is made by air-drying the fruits of a chili pepper and making flakes.

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Common Culinary Uses

Recipes:
  • Hungarian Mushroom Soup
  • Dry Rub for Ribs
  • Garnish for Deviled Eggs

Type of Dishes:

  • Savory

Used How:

  • Dried Spice

Health Benefits of Paprika

  • Lightens Skin
  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Assists Digestion

Interesting Facts

  • Originally, paprika was only native to South America
  • Paprika has been known to have been used as a red tint in cosmetics
  • There is a Paprika Museum in Kalosca, Hungary