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.

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