Paprika is a spice made from fruits of the chilli pepper family. Although paprika is often associated with Hungarian cuisine, the chillies from which it is made are native to Spain and Portugal. Spanish pimenton, as it is known there, is often smoked giving it a unique, earthy flavour and a very red colour. Paprika is used to add colour, flavour and a little heat to many types of dishes. Paprika is very nutrient dense, particularly rich in vitamins and essential minerals.