Paprika - Originating in Mexico, paprika can also be found in Central America, South America, and the West Indies. It is made from dried, ground red peppers. The peppers that make paprika have been around for centuries, and were introduced to Spain in the 16th century. Paprika can be a mild or hot spice, depending on where it is made. The bright colour of paprika is due to an organic pigment produced by plants.
Paprika is used to add colour to dishes. It is also a garnish and a flavouring. Paprika is most often used in spices, stews, and soups. It is a key ingredient in making Spanish chorizo sausage.
The hottest paprika is a light brown colour, while the one that is most commonly used is red and is called Noble Sweet.
Paprika smells sweet, musky, and a little bitter and tastes earthy, sweet, and peppery.
Also known as: فلفل أحمر