Fun Facts on Paprika

May 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm 1 comment

  • Paprika is so much more than a coloring agent!
  • It is made by grinding the pods of the pepper plant capsicum annium
  • In Hungry there are 6 classes of Paprika
  • We carry 3 varieties of Hungarian Paprika, sweet, hot and smoked.
  • The most common pepper to make Paprika is the sweet red pepper
  • Paprika is a National spice in Hungry with a 200 year history

  • The villages become a vibrant red color at harvesting time when the peppers are hung with string outside and along fences
  • Paprika is perisable and is best stored in a cool dark place.
  • Traditional Hungarian dishes that use Paprika are Goulash and Papikash
  • It is also added to Spanish Chorizo and Turkish and Portuguese soups and stews

But why not get creative !

  • add it to potatoes or fries
  • add to chicken or fish
  • use in black beans or stews
  • @Hanneke on twitter states that she adds to chicken, potatoes in dressings and the smoked paprika gives a wonderful smoky taste and aroma.

So what are you going to add your paprika to?


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  • 1. ezsrecipes  |  June 20, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Another useful tidbit about paprika: if you have squirrels digging in your potted plants, sprinkle some cayenne pepper or paprika in the soil around your plants. It will discourage the digging!


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