Organic Paprika

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Description

Organic Paprika is bright and pungent.

Organic Paprika is made from ground sweet and hot dried peppers.  It is a delicious spice most well known for its use in European cooking.  It adds warmth without being too spicy compared to cayenne and chilli powders.

The nutritional content of paprika is amazing, it boasts high levels of a huge range of vitamins and minerals.  Peppers are one of the more heavily sprayed crops when it comes to pesticides so choosing organic is particularly important.

Paprika is a national spice in Hungary and it is traditionally used in Goulash and Paprikash.  Hungarian cooking often features a porridge-like dish called Kasha made with buckwheat, this can be sweet or savoury and often includes a generous sprinkle of paprika.

If you prefer smokey flavours in your dishes then try our organic smoked paprika.

Origin: Spain

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Paprika.

Organic Paprika is a rich source of nutrition.  It is high in Vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, Thiamin(B1), niacin(B3) and riboflavin(B2). It is a source of calcium, zinc, folate(B9) and pantothenic acid(B5).  

Vitamin C: This well known nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise and is necessary for normal collagen formation.  It is also essential to normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin A: This vitamin contributes to normal skin, vision and immunity.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.  It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Zinc: This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system and DNA synthesis. It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake. Many plant based foods boast high levels of it. Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth and digestive enzyme function. It is also needed for normal energy-yielding metabolism and neurotransmission in the body.

Phosphorus: This abundant mineral contributes to energy-yielding metabolism, function of cell membranes and the maintenance of bones and teeth.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1210kj/289kcal
Fat 13g
of which saturates 2.1g
Carbohydrate 55.7g
of which sugars 10.3g
Fibre 37.4g
Protein 14.8g
Salt 34mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin A 52742IU/td>

1055% RI
Vitamin C 71.1mg 119% RI
Vitamin E 29.8mg 149% RI
Vitamin K 80.3mg 100% RI
Thiamin 0.6mg 43% RI
Riboflavin 1.7mg 103% RI
Niacin 15.3mg 77% RI
Vitamin B6 4.0mg 201% RI
Folate 106mcg 26% RI
Pantothenic Acid 1.8mg 18% RI
Calcium 177mg 18% RI
Iron 23.6mg 131% RI
Magnesium 185mg 46% RI
Phosphorus 345mg 35% RI
Potassium 2344mg 67% RI
Zinc 4.1mg 27% RI
Copper 0.6mg 30% RI
Manganese 0.8mg 42% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tips:

  1. We loving making organic popcorn with salt and paprika, simply add the paprika to the oil at the beginning of cooking and then pop!
  2. Paprika looks lovely sprinkled on hummus and adds a spicy punch.