.Sweet paprika powders: 130 ASTA -180 ASTA

Origin: Hungary, China, Spain
 
Packing: 1 kg, 5 kg, 25 kg

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Quality classification of paprika powder

 

The most significant determinant of the quality of paprika powder is the content of colouring matter. According to the 2-8720 guideline of the Hungarian food codex, there are four main quality classes of paprika powder summarized in the table below:

 

 

Colouring matter

ASTA values

Exquisite paprika powder 

Above 4.00g/kg

Above 130 ASTA

Delicate paprika powder 

Between 3.5 and 3.99g/kg

Between 110 and 129 ASTA

Noble sweet paprika powder 

Between 3.00 and 3.49g/kg

Between 100 and 109 ASTA

Rose paprika powder 

Between 2.00 and 2.99g/kg

Between 60 and 99 ASTA


Generally, we sell paprika powder with 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160 ASTA values, but we are capable of producing paprika powder with ASTA values other than listed. For instance, numerous clients have a demand for extra exquisite paprika powder with ASTA values more than 160.

 

The pungency or hotness of paprika powder

 

The pungency of paprika powder is determined by its capsaicin content. If the capsaicin content exceeds 200 mg/kg, we call the paprika powder hot.

The measurement of pungency is the so-called Scoville Heat Units which was named after its American inventor Wilbur Scoville. In Scoville's method, a solution of the pepper extract is diluted in sugar syrup until the "heat" is no longer detectable. The degree of dilution gives its measure on the Scoville scale.

Chili Produkt Kft. typically sells hot paprika powder between 15,000 and 60,000 SHU according to buyers’ requirements.


The sensible characteristics of paprika powder (Hungarian food codex, guideline 2-8720)


Exquisite paprika powder: Homogenously ground, steady appearance, appropriate particle size, bright red colour, spicy scent, sweet and typical paprika flavour

 

Delicate paprika powder: Homogenously ground, steady appearance, appropriate particle size, red, brighter red or yellowish-reddish base colour with yellowish-brownish tone, typical scent and flavour

 

Noble sweet paprika powder: Homogenously ground, slightly mosaic-like appearance, appropriate particle size, red, brighter red, yellowish-reddish base colour with a slight yellowish-brownish tone, typical scent and flavour

 

Rose paprika powder: Homogenously ground, slightly mosaic-like appearance, appropriate particle size, faded red base colour with yellowish-brownish tone, typical scent and flavour, mildly hot