History: Paprika has been a historically hot spice, until the 1920s when a sweet plant was discovered in central Europe. It has since been a popular sweet spice, with mild to hot alternatives.
Farming and harvesting: This is the air dried fruit of the chili pepper. Native to the Americas, they are often smoked to give them that earthy flavor.
Culinary applications: Various recipes call for paprika including chicken dishes, soups, chili, pastas, and baking dishes.
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