The paprika is a spicy red powder with a characteristic flavor obtained from the drying and grinding of some varieties of red peppers. It is the main ingredient of some typical Spanish dishes. Other cuisines like the Hungarian one use it. Nowadays, India and China are this product´s first exporters.
There are three important varieties:
Sweet paprika: not spicy but with a characteristic flavor.
Spicy paprika: spicy in a lower or a higher degree.
Sour and sweet paprika: obtained from a certain variety of red peppers: the jariza , from Jaraíz de la Vega, Cáceres.