Paprika is a red-orange coloring material extracted from the common sweet red pepper, Capsicum Annum L.
- The plant is grown mostly in high temperate climates.
- Insoluble in water and readily soluble in vegetable oil
- Made water dispersible by the addition of a Polysorbate
- Orange-red to red-orange color, depending on growing and harvest conditions
- Color is sensitive to air and light, some suppliers use rosemary herb to improve the colorant’s shelf life.
- Applications of Paprika include: Sauces, condiments, dressings, baked goods, snacks, cereals, cosmetics, etc.
Color is sensitive to light and air so shelf life is limited.