Paprika is a ground chile pepper powder, taken from a small variety of capsicum plants that range from sweet to hot in flavor. Paprika is familiar worldwide and is considered a kitchen essential. Smoked hot paprika adds a smoky nuance and a bit of heat to the standard flavor. Great as a garnish for eggs or vegetables, but is also used in many other recipes.
Spice Fun Fact: By the end of the 18th century, paprika was so popular in Hungary that two towns competed against each other for the title of paprika capital of Hungary.