Paprika - Information and Spice Variations

Paprika is far more than a dusting of color on top of potato salads and deviled eggs. Fresh paprika has the full flavor of the peppers it was ground from. Originating, like all chili peppers, in the Americas, paprika peppers are now strongly associated with Hungarian cuisine. Paprika can range in flavor from mild and sweet to fiery hot, and is used heavily in Eastern European cooking.

The Spice House offers five varieties of paprika. Classic Hungarian sweet paprika remains our top seller, and was voted best in the country by Cooks Illustrated. Half-sharp Hungarian has all the rich flavor of the Sweet, with a sharp heat. The beautiful, deep red color of the California paprika makes it aesthetically pleasing. Recently, Spanish smoked paprikas have come into vogue. Their smokey flavor comes from a slow drying process over oak-burning fires. Try any of our freshly ground paprikas and discover that paprika flavor can be as interesting and important as its magnificent color.

Israeli Sweet Paprika, Organic


Paprika is a ground sweet red chili pepper. This organic paprika is grown in Israel, which has grown paprika chilies since they were brought from Spa…

California Sweet Paprika


California paprika is ground from a beautiful, deep red hybrid pepper grown in California. Where traditional Hungarian sweet paprika has a slightly …

Hungarian Half-Sharp Paprika


Half-sharp Hungarian paprika is a spicier, hotter version of Hungarian sweet paprika. This paprika is ground from a hotter variety of paprika pepper…

Hungarian Sweet Paprika


Sweet Hungarian paprika is perfect for your favorite goulash or deviled eggs. Fresh paprika has a full, sweet pepper flavor without the heat. It's …

Smoked Hot Spanish Paprika, Pimenton de la Vera Picante


Spanish Smoked Hot Paprika ia also known as Pimenton de la Vera, Picante. It is a popular ingredient in many Mediterranean recipes, and essential to…

Smoked Sweet Spanish Paprika, Pimenton de la Vera Dulce


Spanish Smoked Sweet Paprika is also known as Pimenton de la Vera, Dulce. It is a popular ingredient in many Mediterranean recipes. Anyone from Spai…