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Paprika

Also Known As : Degi mirch

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a pungent taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Paprika is used in savoury foods like meat, poultry, soup, and cooked vegetables.
  2. It enhances the color and flavour of the dish.

Common names and forms

  1. Paprika Extract (E 160c)
  2. Paprika Powder

Description

Paprika is a ground spice made from dried bell pepper or sweet pepper.

Health benefits

  • Paprika has many skin benefits such as anti-aging and lightening of complexion.(1)
  • It is beneficial for people suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.(1)
  • Capsaicin in it aids in lowering blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.(1)
  • It can be used to treat indigestion.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose paprika that is evenly ground. It should be shiny in colour and should be consistent. Avoid if it has moisture or is caked together.

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