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Smoked Paprika Chiquilin

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The Chiquilin Smoked Paprika powder has its roots in Spain. The tradition of smoking paprika dates back to the 16th century in Spain.

What is Paprika

Paprika is a spice that is obtained by grinding a chili pepper, dried and deprived of the white internal part. Smoked paprika gives the food a sweet, paprika- fruity aroma and gives it an elegant, rustic smoke note. Smoked paprika is mild and sweet has no pungency.

The use of Chiquilin Smoked Paprika

The origin of the smoked paprika powder lies in Spain. So what could be more appropriate than this for the spirited Spanish food? For the preparation of delicious appetizers of tapas and pinchos. Or for preparations of meat and sausages with the models of Spanish chorizo and chistorra sausage. Likewise, the smoked paprika powder for Spanish fish dishes and seafood can be used tastefully.

Smoked paprika powder is versatile

Smoked paprika is also popular in kitchens outside Spain where it is used in a variety of ways.

Smoked paprika gives goulash, stews, sauces, and marinades an exquisitely rich flavor with a rustic smoky note. Smoked paprika is also used for fish, meat, poultry, sausages, and minced meat. Salads, cream, cream cheese, and cheese bread give you a spirited and delicious paprika smoke flavor with smoked paprika powder. Smoked paprika also gives your preparations an attractive color.

Smoked paprika gives fries and potato chips a particularly aromatic and smoky note as part of the seasoning.

Recipes with quinoa: cauliflower and quinoa patties

The intensity of the paprika varies according to the type of pepper used; the spiciness and the taste are different also depending on whether only the pulp or the whole fruit including the seeds are ground.


The inner part of the pepper in which capsaicin is concentrated is, in fact, the one, that has an active ingredient that in turn gives it its spicy flavor. Depending on the degree of spiciness, we have sweet, medium, spicy or strong paprika. The color of the paprika is instead dependent on different pigments, known as carotenoids, among which lycopene prevails. 

Properties and benefits of paprika

A teaspoon of paprika is about two grams. In general terms, it can be said that paprika has tonic properties, stimulates the digestive system and facilitates digestion, strengthens the circulatory system and is antiseptic.

The vitamins it contains are vitamin E, B, C, K, and beta-carotene. Among the minerals it contains is calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, sodium. magnesium, phosphorus. The Turkish people used it as medicine. Given its properties, paprika can also be consumed in herbal tea.

Calories and nutritional values

100 grams of paprika contains:

  • 15 grams of carbohydrates,

  • 55 grams of sugar,

  • 13 grams of fat,

  • 37 grams of fiber;

  • 34 milligrams of sodium.

Giving a total of 289 calories.

Use in the kitchen

Paprika has a delicate, slightly bitter, slightly spicy and aromatic taste. Its spicy side is very sweet and light, so as not to obscure the taste of the dishes. Paprika can be sweet, or spicy when the inside of the chili and the seeds are also ground.

It is commonly used with meat, cheese, cream, tomato, onion, often in combination with other spices. In Hungarian cuisine, it is used in many preparations, in particular, goulash, a soup of meat and vegetables, and tokàny, and another kind of stews. It is also present in some Balkan and Slavic kitchens, in the former Yugoslavia it is an ingredient for preparing ćevapčići , a dish based on spiced minced meat.


Paprika is also used in Portugal and Spain, as the main ingredient for much typical meat and sausage preparations, but also for vegetables like zucchini or patatas bravas, where you can alternate with pimenton. But be careful not to confuse paprika and pimenton!

The pimenton is in fact powder of a particular variety of smoked then ground chili. 

Paprika is known by cooks both for its bright red color and for its fruity, sometimes smoky taste.

It is so versatile that it can be used in almost all types of seasoning and is one of the basic ingredients of spicy recipes.

While you can find it on almost any spice shelf, there are some things you should know if you want to use paprika correctly.


Rich and complex with smokey overtones, this paprika is the foundation for many Spanish dishes. Smoked and deep flavored: Unique and versatile seasoning. This product is 100% natural without any preservatives or chemical additives. The tin is 100% recyclable & reusable.

Suggestion: Use this paprika to develop rich flavors on meat and seafood dishes. As with saffron, pimenton releases its flavor when heated. Sprinkled over a colorless dish, the pimenton will liven up the color without changing the flavor. Adding to a cooking recipe, the flavor will be released to infuse the dish with complex flavors.

2.64 ounce (75 gram)

Ingredients: Smoked paprika

Region: Alicante

Product of Spain




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