Paprika, more than just a Pepper

The paprika powder varieties inhabitant to South America like all capsicums. Formerly a tropical plant, it can nowadays raise in cooler climates. In various places of Europe, Hungary and Spain are the main centers for growing paprika peppers, despite the fact that these varieties have evolved into large amount milder forms than their stifling associates. Paprika powder generally ranges from mild to hot, and its flavors also vary from place to place or country to country, but more or less all plants grown bring into being the sweet variety.

It is generally made from peppers and ripened to redness, sometimes called ‘pimento’, the same as described to stuff olives. The powder can differ in color from bright red to rusty brown. Unmarked Red Peppers have more than seven times as much vitamin C as oranges, but the extremely elevated heat of modern exposure to air destroys much of the vitamin C in paprika. It is, on the other hand, an outstanding source of beta-carotene that the body converts to vitamin A.

Benefits
Many of the paprika’s benefits can be linked to a single compound called capsaicin, which may stimulate the brain to secrete endorphins, a natural painkiller. It may also bring relief from pain by contracting nerve endings away from painful muscles. Scientific studies have even shown it may help decrease the risk of heart attacks, avert obesity and decrease blood clots, by acting against arthritic pain and protecting against stomach ulcers.  

The paprika pepper can be sweet, spicy, smokey, or mild, which makes it a flavorful and versatile ingredient to have in your arsenal. It’s also a great way to naturally enhance the color in your recipes while offering several health benefits.

Nutritional profile
Paprika is packed with a plethora of essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. The vitamin content in paprika pepper includes tons of vitamins. The mineral content in paprika includes Calcium (Ca), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Phosphorous (P), Potassium (K), Selenium (Se), Sodium (Na), and Zinc (Zn). Paprika is also a powerhouse of powerful antioxidants including capsaicin and carotenoids.

Uses
Our Organic Paprika is used across many industries including food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics. In the food industry, the paprika powder is used in different food items to enhance flavor and color. It is also used as a primary ingredient in many traditional Hungarian, Turkish, Portuguese, and Spanish delicacies. It is used to make edible oils, meat products, and cheese. Due to the presence of antioxidants, paprika is also used in the manufacture of various medicines. In the cosmetics industry, paprika is used as a key ingredient in shampoos, hair oils, face masks, lip tints, and face creams.


Now that you know a little bit about the super spice paprika, you can continue to explore their complexities and how you can use them to make a dish tastier. So, this season pays special attention to this super spice paprika. A pinch of Naturevibe Paprika can do magic to your food.


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