Paprika adds flavor and an attractive red color to goulash, stews and many exotic dishes. It is made from dried bell peppers or sweet peppers. Hungarian paprika is usually sweeter and is often specified by name in recipes.
Paprika is made from dried bell peppers or sweet peppers. This spice originated in central Mexico and was first brought to Europe by the Spanish. The spice is now associated with Hungarian food by many people. Paprika has been called "pimientón" in Spanish since the 16th century.