Oleoresin paprika is an oil soluble extract that is extracted from lipids and pigments from the pods of sweet red pepper, capsicum annuum linn or capsicum frutescens. It is largely used as a coloring and flavoring agent in a number of food products such as sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings.
Paprika extract, Capsicum Annum Linn, Capsicum Frutescens.
It mixes well with various oils, fat and in dry liquid carriers such salt, dextrose, edible oil, lecithin and benzyl alcohol.
The major components include Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin and Nordihydrocapsaicin
This oil soluble extract is extensively used as a coloring and flavoring compound in variety of food products. It is ideal to be used in numerous 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.