Oleoresin paprika is extracted from lipids and pigments from the pods of sweet red pepper, capsicum annuum linn or capsicum frutescens, grown in temperate climates. It is an oil soluble extract and mainly used as a coloring and flavoring in food products such as sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings.
Paprika extract, Capsicum Annum Linn, Capsicum Frutescens.
It blends well with oils, fat and in dry liquid carriers such salt, dextrose, edible oil, lecithin and benzyl alcohol.
It consists of three major components such as Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin and Nordihydrocapsaicin.
With its capsanthin and capsorubin, the main coloring compounds, it is primarily used as a coloring and flavoring agent in various food products. It is widely used in processed foods such as sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings. It is also used in poultry feed to deepen the color of egg yolks.