|Botanical Name||Capsicum annum|
|Common Name||Red Pepper, Chile.|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Specific Gravity||0.92 – 0.9506|
|Optical Rotation||Not Applicable|
|Refrective Index||1.480 - 1.486 @ 20°C|
|Bland With||Lipin, ethanol.|
|Flash Point||133.00 °F|
With color value of 40000 CU, Paprika Oleoresin offered is extracted through percolation process from pods of sweet red pepper, Capsicum Annuum L. With main constituents as capsanthin and capsorubin, it is mainly used as a colouring and flavouring agent finding usage in orange juice, cheese, spice mixtures, sweets, sauces and processed meat products.
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 reddish viscous liquid , without pungency,
Aroma : Characteristic odor
Capsanthin, capsorubin, capsaicin.
Paprika Oleoresin extract is used in processed meat, snack food coatings, popcorn oil & cheeses, beverages, and tomato products. Being an oil soluble extract, it is also used in food colouring applications. Some of the other applications it is used in include cheese, spice mixtures, orange juice, sauce, sweet & in poultry feed (For achieving deepened color of egg yolks).