This month’s #SpiceSpotlight is paprika! Paprika is a ground spice made from a variety of red fruits like sweet pepper pods and chilies, and its red color can add a little holiday flair to your dishes this month! It comes from the same family as chili peppers, but it is much milder. Paprika is one of the most popular spices in the world due to its versatility and the sweet pepper flavor it provides without adding an overwhelming amount of heat. Fun fact: paprika is the national spice of Hungary!
Paprika comes in two main varieties, regular and sweet, but its flavor can vary based on the country it’s from and the peppers used to create it. The spice is perishable so it must be stored in a cool, dry place.
Paprika, which can be found in your favorite supermarket spice aisle, is a common addition to spice rubs and is commonly used on proteins such as pork and beef. But, besides its amazing flavor it has numerous healthy benefits. Paprika is high in vitamin A and capsaicin, which can prevent inflammation in joints, improve cholesterol and help normalize blood sugar levels.
If you’re looking for a way to incorporate paprika into your dinner tonight, it’s an ingredient in our KC BBQ Boneless Pork Loin Backribs, which can be found in a store near you by clicking here.
And if you’re looking for a meal idea to create with your KC BBQ Boneless Pork Loin Backribs, click here. We hope you enjoy this spice as much as we do!