What is it all about ?
Paprika is a spice derived from the sweet pepper native to South America. Also known as red pepper, it has the particularity of not stinging. Its taste is sweet, slightly bitter and very aromatic.
How to use Paprika in cooking ?
Paprika adorns all types of dishes with a fragrant and slightly spicy touch: stews, poultry-based recipes including duck breast. This spice is used in the preparation of many traditional recipes from Hungary or Spain: goulash, tapas, paellas … It can season fresh cheeses, cream, fish, tomatoes, onions or even avocado. It is sometimes used as a food coloring thanks to its very pronounced red color as in barbecue sauce. Be careful not to overcook it as it takes on a bitter taste !
The virtues of Paprika
Paprika is rich in vitamins (especially vitamin C), potassium and folic acid to fight against fatigue and mild colds. It is effective in clearing the sinuses and cleaning the pores of the skin. Like almost all spices, it also has good digestive properties.