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Fiesta Paprika

12 x 0.75 oz
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Although paprika was discovered in the 16th century by the early explorers of Central America, it wasn't until it reached Hungary that it was given its name.

With a mild, pleasant odor and a slightly sweet taste, this fiery-red spice is derived from flesh of several varieties of red sweet and hot bell and chili peppers (Capsicum annuum L).

It's believed that paprika was brought into Hungary by Turkish invaders or Balkans, who were fleeing from the Turks in the 17th century. The Hungarians fell in love with paprika and developed a series of national dishes called paprikashes based on its delectable flavor.

However it wasn't until French chef Auguste Escoffier introduced paprika to the noble kitchens of the Grand Hotel in Monte Carlos that it became prized in Western and European cuisine.

Today, paprika is used in many cuisines to give an appetizing appearance to a wide variety of dishes. It is often mixed with other spices and meats when making sausage, and commonly used to color cheeses, potato salads and deviled eggs. However, it's not until paprika is slowly cooked in oil that its full and rich flavor is released. For maximum flavor, paprika should be added to rice, stews, salad dressing, meats, fish and soups.

Best of all, Paprika is extremely high in vitamin C, and rich in carotenoids or antioxidants, which enhance the immune system and protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Although paprika's not well known for its medicinal benefits, paprika does contribute to a healthy diet and can be used as a topical painkiller because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Paprika has shown to:

- Help regulate blood pressure
- Improve blood circulation
- Normalize acid in the stomach helping digestion
- Have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties

Organic, sun-dried varieties contain higher vitamin C content than the processed ones.

Fiesta Spices provides a variety of paprika of the finest quality. You can rest assured you are buying savory top quality paprika with every purchase.

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