In many languages, especially those of European descent, the word "paprika" refers to bell peppers themselves. Although paprika is considered to be a powerful natural remedy for multiple diseases, there is just one risk we have to mention: Some people are allergic to paprika. giselle2323 from Peterborough, Ontario on November 12, 2010: Paprika and fried chicken sounds exciting! That being said, sweet paprika powder contains almost no seeds or membranes of the peppers. It is often used to treat indigestion. Read further to find out more about these breakthrough discoveries and the benefits you can reap from the popular nightshade vegetable spice. Zoo flamingos' diets are supplemented with paprika so that they stay brilliantly pink. They are a member of the nightshade family, which also includes potatoes and tomatoes. Two factors affect the spiciness of paprika – the number of seeds, and the amount of inner flesh used in the manufacturing process. Category 'F' is for things that fail to bring anything beneficial to the table, and are very harmful to your health. There are very few allergic reactions on record to paprika, but as with any food, allergies are a potential risk, especially in an environment where you work with and touch many different spices in short periods of time. I appreciate you..... benny Faye Douglass from Gold Canyon, Arizona on November 11, 2010: Thank you onegoodwomen, no kitchen shouldn't be without it, great and awesome hub. Spain, South America, Mediterranean regions, India, and California joined Hungary as major paprika producers. ), Chia Seeds Benefits: The Omega-3, Protein-Packed Superfood, 9 Proven Black Seed Oil Benefits that Boost Your Health, Top 15 Potassium-Rich Foods to Start Eating Today, Detox Your Liver: Try My 6-Step Liver Cleanse, Linden Tea Benefits for the Body and Mind. Due to capsaicin, paprika helps lower blood pressure because this compound relaxes the blood vessels. In particular, carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on November 11, 2010: I appreciate an information since I am cooking by myself. thanks! The first two are converted into vitamin A. Very beneficial to your health. On the other hand, Spanish paprika is special because of the way it is created – before it turns to powder, peppers are smoke-dried. onegoodwoman (author) from A small southern town on April 25, 2013: You are so very welcome, toknowinfo.......... apologize for taking so long to respond......have been ill. You taught me so much more about paprika than I ever knew. However, a few things are true about paprika. Thank you for the information! Paprika promotes healthy sleep due to Vitamin B6, which has powerful psychological and neurological effects. Moderation is very important. While the antibacterial properties of paprika do not stop bacteria completely, it can slow down its growth, especially Salmonella and E. Coli - a great reason to sprinkle it on your poultry before cooking! It may or may not also include ground chili peppers.