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Strong paprika powder - Yunnan

A paprika with an intense and spicy taste to use every day. Discover its smoky and slightly bitter aromas, reminiscent of those of dried tomatoes. An exceptional paprika for cooking meat, vegetables and fish

Food pairing: soup, goulash, vegetables, poultry, fish, Greek cottage cheese

Packaging: 40g resealable bag - aroma preservation.

Origin - Plantations: Yunnan and Sichuan region - China

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  • What is strong paprika?

    Paprika is a vegetable but also the name of a spice made from sweet pepper or pepper (Capsicum annuum). These two vegetables come from the Solonaceae family, just like tomatoes, eggplants... Less spicy than chilli powder, hot paprika has a better taste than classic paprika. Its aromas are similar to those of dried tomatoes.

    The flowers of the peppers are white with 6 or 8 petals. Their pollen is irritating

    The paprika harvest

    Paprika is the fruit of Capsicum annuum. It is harvested ripe before being dried. Once dry, it is ground to a fine powder: paprika powder.

    In Europe, paprika is increasingly grown in greenhouses.

    Did you know that? In paprika, it is the seeds that bring a spicy taste. The varieties of paprika (strong or sweet) differ depending on whether you have crushed, the fruit, the seeds or the tail.

    David Vanille's choice: I have chosen to offer you this strong paprika powder for its exceptional taste qualities. To sprinkle on your dishes, it brings a slightly smoky taste and a moderate spiciness to your recipes.

    The different varieties of peppers and chillies

    There are many varieties of peppers and chillies from the Capsicum annuum plant, including :

    • Anglet chilli pepper: a chilli from southwestern France
    • Jalapeno pepper: A Mexican pepper whose spiciness varies between medium and strong. He is from Jalapa, Mexico.
    • California Wonder sweet pepper
    • Valencian sweet pepper
    • Pepper Mont Jolien

    Did you know that? There are more than 2,300 varieties of peppers and peppers

    Differences between sweet and strong paprika

    Sweet paprika comes from the flesh of the pepper. Hot paprika is made from the seeds and stems of crushed pepper varieties to which a little chili powder ranging from strong to medium-high has been added. We call it in this case: Royal Paprika.

    Difference between Spanish and Hungarian paprika

    Hungarian paprika is softer than Spanish paprika.

    The origins of paprika

    Paprika is native to South America. It was found mainly in an area between the southern United States and Mexico. It is an ancient fruit cultivated as early as 7,000 BC. Traces of paprika used as a medicine to treat osteoarthritis and toothache, but also as a bargaining chip by Mayan and Aztec civilizations, can be found in the archives.

    His arrival in Europe followed Spanish colonization. In Spain, paprika has become an essential spice in less than a century, to the point of being confused with pepper.

    Sweet species of peppers and peppers were cultivated in Castile from the 17th century onwards. It is from this period that we will begin to make powder from them so that they can be stored and consumed all year round.

    When he arrived in Hungary, it became the main spice of traditional Hungarian cuisine. Cheaper than other spices and easy to grow, it will replace pepper. Today, paprika is the Hungarian national spice.

    Paprika nowadays

    Paprika is a spice that enjoys some protection, especially in Spain where its production is regulated. Paprika from the regions of La Vera in Extremadura and Murcia has the AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) designation.

    Did you know that? China is the largest producer of peppers, producing 14 million tonnes per year. Spain comes 5th in the ranking with just over one million tonnes cultivated per year


    Other uses of paprika

    Paprika has therapeutic properties. It is particularly rich in:

    • Potassium
    • Vitamins (especially in vitamin C, B1 and B2)
    • Folic acid

    It is recommended for its action on digestion and to clear the sinuses.

    In homeopathy, Capsicum annuum is recommended to treat inflammation of the throat, urinary tract and digestive tract. Paprika also helps against hair loss and the appearance of grey hair and can also be used to clear the pores of the skin.

    How to use strong paprika powder in cooking?

    Strong paprika has a strong, slightly bitter and moderately spicy taste. It is found in many "red" sauces such as tomato sauce. It is also used to sprinkle meat, poultry, fish dishes... In Hungary, paprika is found in many traditional dishes such as goulash or stews.

    Our recipe ideas with strong paprika

    Want to discover new ways to use your strong paprika powder in cooking? Here is a 3 course menu where paprika subtly spices up each dish.

    Starter: Grilled sardines with paprika

    A light entry with an intense taste! Clean your sardines, salt and pepper. Sprinkle your sardines with minced garlic and parsley. Open them and sprinkle with paprika powder. Heat a grill or light the barbecue. Grill your sardines. A starter to be enjoyed with a dry white wine.

    The dish: Roasted chicken with paprika

    An essential recipe for family cooking! Choose a good free-range chicken raised outdoors. Insert a bouquet garni into its carcass and season with salt and pepper. Make an ointment butter with a pinch of paprika. Brush your chicken with paprika butter. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Bake. Excellent with baked potatoes that can also be sprinkled with paprika.

    Dessert: Spicy roasted pineapple

    And here is a light dessert that seduces for the perfect combination of pineapple and paprika. Cut your pineapple into slices without removing them completely from each other. Add a little liquid honey. Sprinkle with strong paprika powder. Put it in the oven and it's ready! Serve with a colonel sorbet or a scoop of Madagascar vanilla ice cream.

    How to store paprika powder?

    Like many spices, it is advisable to store paprika powder in an airtight container. Store your spices in a dry and dark place so that they retain their aromas for a long time.

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    Marine K. published the 11/02/2020 following an order made on 02/02/2020


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    Jennifer S. published the 22/01/2020 following an order made on 04/01/2020



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    Mareva B. published the 13/01/2020 following an order made on 30/12/2019


    Pas encore gouter mais bonne odeur. Je regrette lemballage double jaurais prefere un petit pot mais cest un détail qui ne m'empêchera pas de recommande ces produits,

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    Mélodie F. published the 19/12/2019 following an order made on 30/11/2019


    Super produit je recommande merci beaucoup

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    Arnaud I. published the 14/12/2019 following an order made on 01/12/2019


    Enfin un paprika digne de ce nom !

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    Françoise D. published the 29/11/2019 following an order made on 09/11/2019


    surprise mais me convient très bien

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    Perrine T. published the 27/11/2019 following an order made on 19/11/2019


    Super goût, très peu on suffit à relever ma sauce ! Très contente de l'avoir prise :-)

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