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 sweet paprika adds a smoky nuance to the standard flavor. While not as hot as the smoked hot paprika, this version does have some heat.
Spice Fun Fact: In addition to its many food uses, paprika has even been mixed in with the feed at zoos and fed to flamingoes to help them maintain their bright pink hue!