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Paprika (Capsicum annum)
A mild red spice, produced both in Hungary and Spain, made from dried red peppers (often called pimento). There are two distinct types; sweet and hot, depending on the type of peppers used. In North Africa, the hot variety is mixed with cumin and other flavouring to make harissa. In Hungary, it"s the main seasoning of Goulash, which the Hungarians themselves call 'paprikas'. The name derives from the Latin 'piper' (pepper). In Spain, it's known as pimenton.
It should be stored in an airtight container away from light. See 'Goulash'
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