What is the national spice of Hungary?
Paprika is a powder made from grinding the pods of various Capsicum annuum peppers. Depending on the variety used and the way it is prepared, the color can vary from brown to bright red. It may have a flavor ranging from mild to spicy. Most paprika sold in grocery stores today is generically labeled ‘paprika.’ It could have its origins in Hungary, California or South America. Other chilis, such as cayenne, may be mixed in.
Paprika (US English more commonly Listeni/pəˈpriːkə/, British English more commonly Listeni/ˈpæprɪkə/) is a ground spice made from red air-dried fruits of the larger and sweeter varieties of the plant Capsicum annuum, called bell pepper or sweet pepper, sometimes with the addition of more pungent varieties, called chili peppers, and cayenne pepper. In many languages, but not English, the word paprika also refers to the plant and the fruit from which the spice is made.