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Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Paprika, Hungarian Sweet
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Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Paprika, Hungarian Sweet
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Hungarian Sweet Paprika

Global Flavor
Pantry Staple
Made in Small Batches

This very high quality Hungarian Sweet Paprika from the Kalocsa region of Hungary bears the name Csemege, or Exquisite Delicacy. This all-natural and versatile seasoning is derived from the dried and ground fruits of the Capsicum annuum plant. With its rich, earthy flavor and a subtle hint of sweetness, it brings an authentic taste of Hungary to your dishes. Hungarian Sweet Paprika adds color, depth, and a unique taste to your favorite recipes, making it an indispensable addition to any kitchen.

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The Rich History of Hungarian Sweet Paprika

Hungarian Sweet Paprika is steeped in history and tradition. It is believed to have been introduced to Hungary by the Turks in the 16th century, and it quickly became a staple of the local cuisine. The climate and soil conditions in Hungary's Kalocsa and Szeged regions are perfect for growing these special peppers, resulting in a distinct flavor and quality that is unrivaled in the world of paprika. 

Today, the spice is an essential component in various traditional Hungarian dishes such as goulash, chicken paprikash, and stuffed peppers. It also enjoys widespread popularity in many international cuisines, from Spanish to American.

Exploring the Culinary Uses of Hungarian Sweet Paprika

Hungarian Sweet Paprika is an incredibly versatile spice that can be used in a variety of dishes.

Here are some popular ways to use it in your cooking:

  • In traditional Hungarian dishes: Use it as a key ingredient in goulash, a rich and hearty stew made with meat, vegetables, and paprika. It also adds a unique flavor to chicken paprikash, a delicious dish of braised chicken in a creamy paprika sauce.
  • As a seasoning: Sprinkle it over roasted or grilled vegetables, potatoes, or baked chicken or fish to enhance their flavor and add a beautiful red hue. It also makes a flavorful garnish for deviled eggs, potato or pasta salads.
  • In spice blends: Combine Hungarian Sweet Paprika with other spices to create your own custom blend for seasoning meats, vegetables, or grains.
  • In marinades and sauces: Mix it into marinades for meats or add it to sauces, such as tomato sauce, for an extra layer of flavor.

Key Features of Hungarian Sweet Paprika:

  • 100% natural and free from artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • Made from the highest-quality Capsicum annuum peppers grown in Hungary's Kalocsa region
  • Rich, earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness
  • Adds a vibrant red color to your dishes
  • Ideal for use in traditional Hungarian recipes as well as other international cuisines
  • Available in various sizes, suitable for both home cooks and professional chefs

Hungarian Sweet Paprika from The Spice House is an indispensable spice that should be in every kitchen. Its unique flavor profile and vibrant color add a touch of authenticity and depth to a wide range of dishes. 

Whether you are a home cook looking to experiment with new flavors or a professional chef seeking the finest ingredients, Hungarian Sweet Paprika is a must-have. Embrace the rich culinary heritage of Hungary and elevate your cooking with this exceptional spice.

Spice Highlights

Taste Notes
earthy, sweet, authentic
Perfect For
chicken paprikash, goulash

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Customer Reviews

Based on 138 reviews
Excellent paprika with stronger flavor than other brands

This is my sweet paprika of choice. I have recently used other brands of paprika and I need to use less of TheSpiceHouse paprika presumably because it is fresher. That's not a complaint, it's just a consideration for this and several other spices from TheSpiceHouse.

My typical applications are to add just a bit of paprika to many savory dishes to improve the flavor. Not enough so you can taste paprika, just enough so that the paprika makes a difference. I also use it in Chicken Paprikash, there for the paprika flavor.

Bob G.
Real Paprika

Come from Hungarian family who took cooking seriously. Sweet paprika seemed to find its way in many dishes. This is the paprika I remember unlike other store brands lacking any flavor. Quite good.

Russ A.
Excellent Paprika

An excellent paprika. It has a distinctive taste, aroma, and color that brightens up any dish it's used in.

Barbara T.
Sweet Hungarian Paprika

Always fresh and bright. I top off my Cole slaw and potato salad with it. I also use it on roasted potatoes and in lentil soup. Delish!!

Jenny O.
Hungarian paprika

The best paprika I have found anywhere

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