Paprika is a red to brown spice made from dried, ground Capsicum annuum chili peppers. Paprika is available in a variety of grades and intensities, from mild to pungent, and may be spicy. Paprika that is not dried with smoking may be referred to as Hungarian paprika or sweet paprika, regardless of flavor intensity. See: Smoked paprika, Paprika oleoresin.
Paprika is a source of carotenoids and fiber. However, it is present typically in very small quantities.
Individuals sensitive to peppers or capsaicin should avoid this ingredient.
Goulash, paprikash, stews, soups, curries, pilaf, rice dishes, flavored oils, sausages, chorizo, tomato sauce
Sweet paprika, tahmira