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Paprika 160 ASTA

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1 Pallet of 50 lb Bags (2,000 lbs.)15 Business Days
$5,200.00
($2.60/lb)
minus plus 2000.000000 0 lbs.

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Where is paprika cultivated?

Olam paprika is grown in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. Our proprietary paprika seed is grown by farmer partners who have been working with us for decades these grower partnerships are at the center of Olam agricultural expertise. 

We begin harvesting our chilies in September, starting in the southernmost region and working our way north, through December. Once harvested, the chilies are brought to Olam's processing facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico for cleaning, washing and drying. 

Once dried, the chilies are ground into powder and stored in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and kept in cold storage to preserve the color and flavor. When producing the finished goods, we blend batches of ground paprika to match a desired ASTA level. The ASTA level determines the amount of color that is extracted in oil or fat, the larger the number the brighter the color. 

Applications for paprika

So, when can I use paprika? Paprika has many applications, including: 

  • As a coloring agent in a final application
  • Adding color to sausage or plant-based proteins
  • To season and color rice dishes, stews and soups
  • To dye eggs and clothing
  • Sprinkled as a garnish

History of paprika

Paprika is made from varieties of the plant Capsicum annuum. It's origins can be traced to the Antilles Islands, Central America and southern Mexico, where it has been cultivated for centuries. It is believed that paprika was introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus after he discovered it in the New World. 

At first, it was only used to decorate gardens of nobility in Europe before its true properties were utilized. It has been used throughout history as a seasoning and as medicine. Paprika is first mentioned in recorded English history in 1896. 

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Ships In15 Business Days
Ships FromLas Cruces, NM
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Customer Questions
How do I pick up my order from Olam's warehouse?

If you are picking up your order, first check your order acknowledgement to determine the location of the plant/warehouse where your order is being processed. ( Your Order Acknowledgement was emailed to you 1-2 days after you placed your order). Have your Olam Sales Order Number handy. Next, simply refer to the Warehouse Contact Information to get contact information for your applicable warehouse then simply set-up an appointment for the ship date.

I would like a Certificate of Analysis (COA).

Olam Spices products are made to meet our specification (found on each product page or all can be found https://olamspices.com/specs). Once you place an order, batch level COA’s are emailed to you at the time of shipment. If the specification does not meet your requirement please let us know! We can help find the closest available alternative that will work for your needs.

What size are samples?

Samples are all 8 ounces. If you require a larger sample, please contact us at OlamSpices-Sales@olamnet.com.

How many samples can I order?

We offer 5 free samples in a 30-day period. If you require more samples, please contact us at OlamSpices-Sales@olamnet.com and we can assist!

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