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Whole Dried Paprika Pods (Stemless)

$11.99 $0.00

  • Quality Color value: 80 – 240 ASTA
  • Moisture: Max 17%
  • Hot unit: 450 shu
  • Size: 14cm up
  • Packaging: 25lbs/carton, 50kg/bale, 10kg/bag or as per customer’s requirement

Description

HISTORY OF PAPRIKA

Paprika is a spice made from air-dried fruits of the chili pepper family of the species Capsicum annuum. Although paprika is often associated with Hungarian cuisine, the chilies from which it is made are native to the New World, introduced to the Old World from the Americas. Originating in central Mexico it was brought to Spain in the 16th century. The seasoning is also used to add color and flavor to many types of dishes.

The trade in paprika expanded from Iberia to Africa and Asia,[1] and ultimately reached Central Europe through the Balkans, then under Ottoman rule, which explains the Hungarian origin of the modern English term. In Spanish, paprika has been known as pimentón since the 16th century, when it became a typical ingredient of the western region of Extremadura.[2] Despite its presence in Central Europe since the beginning of Ottoman conquests, it did not become popular in Hungary until the late 19th century.[3]

 

PAPRIKA

Paprika can range from mild to hot, and flavors also vary from country to country, but almost all plants grown produce the sweet variety.[4]Sweet paprika is mostly composed of the pericarp, with more than half of the seeds removed, whereas hot paprika contains some seeds,placentas, calyces, and stalks.[2]

Paprika is produced in various places including China, Hungary, Serbia, Spain and some regions of the United States.[9] It is used as an ingredient in a broad variety of dishes throughout the world. In the United States, paprika is frequently sprinkled on foods as a garnish, but the flavor is more effectively produced by heating it gently in oil.[10]

Spanish paprika (pimentón) is available in three versions — mild (pimentón dulce), moderately spicy (pimentón agridulce), and very spicy (pimentón picante). Some Spanish paprika, including pimentón de la Vera has a distinct smoky flavor and aroma, as it is dried by smoking, typically using oak wood.[11]

 

Nutrition

According to information published by the United States Department of Agriculture;

1 tbsp (6.8 g) of paprika has this nutritional content:

  • Calories: 19
  • Fat: 0.88 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.67 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 0.96 g

 

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