Oleoresin paprika is an oil soluble extracts that are basically used as a coloring and flavoring compound in food products such as such as sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings. It is extracted from the fruits of sweet red pepper, Capsicum Annuum Linn or Capsicum Frutescens. These fruits are found in temperate regions.
Paprika extract, Capsicum Annum Linn, Capsicum Frutescens.
It mixes well with oils, fat and in dry liquid carriers such salt, dextrose, edible oil, lecithin and benzyl alcohol.
It has three major components that include Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin and Nordihydrocapsaicin
Because of its capsanthin and capsorubin, this extract is primarily used as a coloring and flavoring agent in various food products. It largely finds application in processed foods such as sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings. Moreover, it also find usage in poultry feed, to darken the color of egg yolks.