This beloved spice is rich in anti-oxidants!
Paprika is made from dried and ground peppers in the Capsicum annuum family, which includes bell and cayenne peppers. Since a variety of peppers can be used, flavor and nutrition profiles can vary from product to product and amongst sweet, smoky, and hot varieties.
Spicy peppers contain capsaicin, a compound with a number of healthful benefits: it relieves pain, alleviates psoriasis, and has anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, and weight loss properties!
Red peppers (which are obviously usually used to make lovely red paprika) are high in vitamin A, carotenoids including beta carotene, lutein, and a variety of other antioxidants!
Antioxidants of course protect the body from oxidative stress caused by free radicals and reduce inflammation.
Paprika is thought to have originated in Mexico, but now Hungary is the world's leading producer of this pantry staple!
Excellent source of antioxidants
Supports healthy eyes
Lowers blood pressure
Aids treatment for autoimmune conditions
Rich source of iron; vitamins A, E, and some Bs; carotenoids; and minerals
Varieties containing capsaicin support metabolism and weight loss
Health Benefits of Paprika
RECIPES from the Garden
2 pounds beef, thinly sliced
1/4 c soy sauce
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T brown sugar
2 t black pepper
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t paprika
1. Mix ingredients together.
2. Marinate in a bag or Tupperware for 24-48 hours. Be sure to shake or stir it up a few times.
3. Smoke for 3-5 hours at 150-200 degrees F. Alternatively, can be dehydrated in an oven or dehydrated. How long it takes will depend on both the temperature and thickness of the sliced beef. Thinner pieces are more flavorful and dehydrate quicker!
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