Paprika Smoked

Paprika Smoked whose botanical name is Capsicum annuum is primarily used for culinary purposes but does have some medicinal properties. . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: 250g

$7.95 (AUD)
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Smoked paprika (Capsicum annuum), also known as pimentón, is a spice made from dried and smoked red pepper. It is commonly used in various cuisines for its distinct smoky flavour and vibrant colour. While primarily known as a culinary ingredient, smoked paprika has been associated with some traditional and potential medicinal uses:

  1. Flavoring Agent: Smoked paprika is widely used in cooking to add a rich, smoky flavor to a variety of dishes, including stews, soups, grilled meats, and sauces.
  2. Coloring Agent: Beyond flavor, smoked paprika is valued for its deep red color, which enhances the visual appeal of dishes. It's often used to add a warm hue to paellas, rice dishes, and marinades.
  3. Spanish Cuisine: Smoked paprika is a key ingredient in Spanish cuisine, where it's used in dishes like chorizo sausage, patatas bravas, and various types of paella.
  4. Dry Rubs and Marinades: The smoky and slightly sweet profile of smoked paprika makes it a popular choice for dry rubs and marinades for meats, poultry, and seafood.
  5. Antioxidant Properties: Paprika, including smoked paprika, contains antioxidants that may help neutralize free radicals in the body, potentially reducing oxidative stress.
  6. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Capsaicin, present in paprika, has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties. It may have potential benefits for conditions associated with inflammation, though more research is needed.
  7. Metabolism Boost: Some studies suggest that capsaicin may have a thermogenic effect, potentially boosting metabolism and aiding in weight management. However, the evidence is not conclusive.
  8. Pain Relief: Topical applications of capsaicin, found in paprika, have been explored for their potential role in pain relief, particularly in conditions like arthritis. However, the research is ongoing.

Place of Origin

Spain - Trade

Botanical Name

Capsicum annuum




100% Paprika.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

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