Paprika HealthPaprika is unusually high in vitamin C. Hungary's Nobel prize-winning Professor Szent Gyorgyi first discovered the vitamin in paprika chile peppers. The capsicum peppers used for paprika contain six to nine times as much vitamin C as tomatoes by weight.
High heat leaches the vitamins from peppers, thus commercially-dried peppers are not as nutritious as those dried naturally in the sun.
As an antibacterial agent and stimulant, paprika can help normalize blood pressure, improve circulation, and increase the production of saliva and stomach acids to aid digestion.
More about Paprika and Paprika Recipes:• Paprika Cooking Tips
• Paprika Selection - Choosing the Right Paprika for Recipes
• Papriika and Health
• Paprika History
• Paprika Recipes
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