American Sweet Paprika

American Sweet Paprika
American Sweet Paprika
American Sweet Paprika American Sweet Paprika
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Domestic Sweet Paprika

Gentle and sweet with a tiny sliver of bitterness that runs along its edge, our Domestic Sweet Paprika, with its brilliant scarlet color, only looks fiery. The sweet paprika pepper is comparable to the sweet red bell pepper in terms of flavor and aggressiveness; the heat in our Domestic Sweet Paprika ranges on the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) scale from 0-700 units. While that may sound like a wide range, bear this in mind: A bell pepper measures at 0 SHU, a jalapeño ranges between 2,500-8,000 SHU, and a habanero contains between 200,000-300,000 SHU.

Although paprika is often associated with Hungarian cuisine, the chilies from which paprika is made are indigenous to the New World, brought to Europe as part of the Columbian Exchange. When Christopher Columbus returned to Spain in 1494 from his journey across the Atlantic, he presented paprika—heretofore unknown in Europe—to Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, who sponsored his voyages. The king and queen found these chiles too spicy for their liking and passed them on to the monks at the Guadalupe monastery. The monks in turn shared them with other monasteries throughout Spain and Portugal and, from there, paprika made its way through Europe.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Domestic Paprika is perfect for adding color and grounded piquancy to any recipe. It adds underlying sweetness to the firmament of spice rubs for ribs or brisket. It is a staple ingredient in Hungarian classics like beefy goulash or creamy chicken paprikash. It’s wonderful as the slightly sweet garnish over deviled eggs, and it adds subtle depth to hummus and baba ghanoush. Add to hard winter vegetables like acorn squash for a savory roast, or add to vinaigrettes as a background flavor and as an emulsifier. Keep an eye on Domestic Sweet Paprika when sautéing; the sugars in paprika can burn if unattended and render your dish bitter.

This product contains ground paprika, less than 2% silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent) and ethoxyquin (an anti-oxidant used to maintain color).

Paprika chiles are grown in the U.S. in both New Mexico and California. Depending on the season and commercial availability, our Domestic Sweet Paprika may be procured from either source.

This product is certified kosher.


Hungry for more information?

Spice Cabinet 101: Paprika
The Must-Have Spices for Your Kitchen
How To Make Your Own Rub
All About Paprika


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.5g1%

Dietary Fiber1.0g4%

Total Sugars0.3g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
18 total ratings.

DIANE S. (Verified buyer) 02/05/2022
love this paprika, I use love this paprika, I use it on everything, brings a nice taste to my dishes

Sandy A. (Verified buyer) 12/16/2021
Awesome! Thank you so much for this wonderful product! I use this product for my dark horses. I have used other companies paprika with mix results. Yours is very fresh and wonderful smelling that actually tastes great. My horses love it. They receive this all year round and their coats are dark and wonderful. Works best on blacks, browns and some bays. Its freshness equality is outstanding. Customer service was wonderful to work with also will continue to buy your product. Thank you so much. Please keep in stock and will be a repeat buyer.

David W. (Verified buyer) 11/01/2021
Worked well in my spice Worked well in my spice blend

Son T. (Verified buyer) 12/03/2020
👍👍👍 👍👍👍

John K. (Verified buyer) 10/04/2020
Paprika Our go-to spice for just about anything. Children love the flavor.

Jessica R. (Verified buyer) 10/03/2020
Excellent Paprika! I've always just bought large containers of McCormick Paprika from Walmart but they were out when I needed it so I went to Spices Inc. They have such a variety I wasn't really sure which one would be close to the store-bought stuff. I decided on this California Sweet Paprika and I wasn't disappointed, it's delicious. Similar in flavor to the store bought but just better, as you'd expect.

Dana S. (Verified buyer) 08/27/2020
Also good. Only used once Also good. Only used once so far?

Beverly R. (Verified buyer) 07/22/2020
Smooth taste I use this as a base for a Cajun Spice mix. It is awesome.

Duane M. (Verified buyer) 05/15/2020
Tasty good in Deviled eggs

Rosalyne T. (Verified buyer) 04/19/2020
Wonderful Sweet and plenty of flavor.
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