About Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Hungarian sweet paprika is a popular ground spice made from various dried peppers (bell peppers or sweet peppers), ranging in pungency and heat. Hungarian paprika is a kitchen staple among cooks around the world. With a sweet, subtle flavor and bright red hue, this spice is often used as much for its coloring as for its flavor. In Hungary and Turkey, sweet paprika is used at the kitchen table similarly to how we use black pepper.
Hungarian sweet paprika may be most famous for its contribution to dishes like Hungarian Goulash and the deliciously savory Chicken Paprikash. Sweet paprika is also used in many chili recipes, casseroles, marinades, stews, curries, rice dishes, and more.
Hungarian sweet paprika is not considered hot. This particular paprika ranges from 250-500 SHU.
History of Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Although Hungarian sweet paprika is (understandably) associated with Hungary, the peppers are actually native to the Americas and were brought back to Spain by Christopher Columbus in the 15th century. Paprika did not become popular in Hungary until the late 19th century.