|Paprika extract, Capsicum Annum Linn, Capsicum Frutescens.
|Country of Origin
|Water and essential oils
|1.522–1.590 @ 20°C
|It mix suitably with oils, fat and in dry liquid carriers such salt, dextrose, edible oil, lecithin and benzyl alcohol.
Oleoresin paprika is a reddish viscous liquid, extracted from lipids and pigments from the pods of Capsicum Annuum Linn or Capsicum Frutescens. It is extensively grown in temperate climates in various parts of the world. This extract is oil soluble and mainly used as a coloring and flavoring components in many food products such as sausages, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings and snack food seasonings.
Capsicum peppers are native to tropical South America and the West Indies and were probably not introduced into Europe and other parts of the world until after the 16th century. Originally, the tropical paprika pepper was much hotter and fiery in taste than it is now. Over time and due to different climates, types of soil and growing conditions, the paprika pepper has evolved into a somewhat milder and sweeter variety of its ancestor. Paprika peppers are commercially produced in Spain, California and Hungary and it is the latter variety that is famed throughout the world for its flavour and quality. Paprika from Spain and the US are particularly mild and sweet in strength and flavour, however Hungarian paprika is much richer, flavoursome and robust.
Color : Dark red,
Aroma : Characteristic odor
The main components include Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin and Nordihydrocapsaicin
The paprika extract contains main coloring compounds that are primarily used as coloring and flavoring agents in numerous food products. It is extensively used in processed foods such as sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings. Further, it also find usage in poultry feed to intensify the color of egg yolks.