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Red Paprika

Technical Name : Capsicum annuum L.


Taste Profile

Red paprika's flavour ranges from sweet and mild to hot, depending on the variety of the pepper.

Usage Tips

  1. Red paprika goes well with vegetable curries, stews, pastas, pizzas, tomato dishes.
  2. It works particularly well in meaty dishes – stir into pork and chicken dishes to add depth, flavour and colour.

Common names and forms

  1. Color Chilli
  2. Ground Spice (Paprika Powder)
  3. Paprika Chilli
  4. Red Paprika Slices



Red paprika is made from dried peppers. It is a spice that comes from a mild red pepper in the family of Capsicum annum. It is made from small, round, intensely-flavored and sweet fleshed peppers that are sun-dried and hand ground. It is believed to originate from Central America. Hungary is one of the world's largest suppliers of red paprika.

Health benefits

  • Red paprika is a good source of vitamin A.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants which protects the body from damaging free radicals.(1)
  • It also contain vitamin C which boosts immunity.(1)
  • It is beneficial for people who suffer from inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. It can also helps to relieve swelling caused by arthritis and relieve other pains in the body.(1)
  • Due to capsaicin, red paprika is helpful in lowering blood pressure.(1)

Selection Guide

Red paprika should be evenly and finely ground, with a shiny uniform colour. Always check the expiry date.

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