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Strong paprika powder - Yunnan

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

To be used in the kitchen: soup, goulash, vegetables, poultry, fish, Greek-style cottage cheese

Packaging : Resealable bag - conservation of aromas.

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 derived from sweet pepper or capsicum (Capsicum annuum). These two vegetables come from the Solonaceae family, as do tomatoes, aubergines... Less spicy than chilli powder, hot paprika has however more taste than classic paprika. Its aromas are close 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 the Capsicum annuum. It is harvested ripe before being dried. Once dry, it is ground until a fine powder is obtained: the paprika powder.

    In Europe, paprika is increasingly being grown in greenhouses.

    Did you know that paprika can also be used to cleanse the pores of the skin? In paprika, it is the seeds that give it a pungent taste. The varieties of paprika (strong or sweet) differ depending on whether you have ground the fruit, the seeds or the tail.

    David Vanille's choice: I chose 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 chilli peppers

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

    • Anglet pepper: a chilli pepper originating from the south-west of France
    • Jalapeno pepper: A Mexican pepper whose spiciness varies from medium hot to hot. It is native to Jalapa in Mexico.
    • California Wonder Sweet Pepper
    • Valencia sweet pepper
    • Mont Jolien Pepper

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

    Differences between sweet and strong paprika

    Sweet paprika is derived from the flesh of the pepper. Hot paprika is made from the seeds and stems of crushed pepper varieties to which a little chilli powder from hot to medium hot has been added. In this case it is called : Paprika Royal.

    Difference between Spanish and Hungarian paprika

    Hungarian paprika is sweeter than Spanish paprika.

    The origins of paprika

    Paprika is native to South America. It was mainly found in an area between the southern United States and Mexico. It is an ancient fruit already cultivated 7,000 years B.C. Traces of paprika have been found in archives as a medicine for osteoarthritis and toothache, but also as a currency used by the Mayan and Aztec civilizations.

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

    Sweet types of chillies and peppers were cultivated as early as the 17th century in Castile. It is from this period that they began to be powdered so that they could be preserved and consumed all year round.

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

    Paprika nowadays

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

    Did you know that? With 14 million tons produced each year, China is the largest producer of peppers. Spain comes fifth in the ranking with a little over a million tonnes grown per year


    Other uses of paprika

    Paprika has therapeutic properties. In particular, it is rich in:

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

    It is recommended for its action on digestion and to unblock 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 gray hair and can be used to unclog pores in the skin.

    How to use strong paprika powder in cooking?

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

    Our recipe ideas with strong paprika

    Want to discover new ways to use your strong paprika powder in the kitchen? Here's a 3-course menu where paprika subtly spices up each dish.

    The starter: Grilled sardines with paprika

    A light starter with an intense taste! Clean your sardines, add 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: Roast chicken with paprika

    An essential recipe for family cooking! Choose a good free-range chicken. Insert a bouquet garni into the carcass and season with salt and pepper. Make a butter ointment with a pinch of paprika. Brush your chicken with the paprika butter. Preheat your oven to 180 °C. Put in the oven. Excellent with baked potatoes that you can also sprinkle with paprika.

    Dessert: Spicy roasted pineapple

    And here is a light dessert that seduces with the perfect combination of pineapple and paprika. Cut your pineapple into slices without completely detaching them 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?

    As with many spices, it is advisable to store the paprika powder in an airtight container. Store your spices dry and away from light so that they retain their aromas for a long time.

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    Marie-Lise H. published the 02/04/2020 following an order made on 19/03/2020


    Au top comme d'habitude

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    Annick L. published the 26/03/2020 following an order made on 20/03/2020


    Je vais resté cette épice très prochainement Je vais faire un goulash Hummm je salive déjà car ça va être parfait avec votre épice

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    Nathalie Z. published the 19/03/2020 following an order made on 29/02/2020


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    Jeannine G. published the 10/03/2020 following an order made on 28/02/2020


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    Anaïs C. published the 10/03/2020 following an order made on 27/02/2020


    Bien emballé, plus qu'à tester

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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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