Paprika Powder (Spanish) - Capsicum annum
(Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ
Description: Paprika is from the ground pod from a milder pepper variety, known as Sweet Red Pepper or Pimento Pepper. It is a plant that is a member of the genus Capsicum, belonging to the Solanaceae family. The Paprika pepper is larger and much milder than the chili pepper.
Other Names: African Pepper, Bird Pepper, Chili Pepper, Goat's Pod, Grains of Paradise, Red Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, Zanzibar Pepper
Part Used: Fruit
Culinary Uses: Paprika Powder can be used as a garnish and a seasoning for a plethora of savory dishes. Paprika releases its flavor and color when heated, but it also burns easily. Once it is brown, it starts to become bitter, so take care not to cook it too long.
Medicinal Uses: Paprika improves the health of the circulatory system by promoting elasticity of arteries, capillaries and veins. As a digestive aid, Paprika improves the secretions of saliva and stomach acids as well as increases peristaltic movements.