Paprika (Capiscum annuum)

Other Names: Pimento Pepper, Hungarian Pepper

Medicinal Uses: Source of vitamin A, Source of vitamin C, Antioxidant, Weight loss
 
Paprika (spice) is a spice made from the grinding of dried Capsicum (e.g. bell pepper). Paprika is principally used to season and color rice, stews, and soups, such as goulash and in the preparation of sausages as an ingredient that is mixed with meats and other spices. It is often smoked to draw additional flavors. In Spain, paprika is known as pimentón, and is quite different in taste; pimentón has a distinct, smoky flavor and aroma, and is a key ingredient in several sausage products, such as chorizo or sobrasada, as well as much Spanish cooking.
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