Oleoresin paprika is extracted from the fruits of Capsicum Annuum Linn or Capsicum Frutescens that are grown in temperate climates. It is an oil soluble extract and highly used various food products such as sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings for coloring and flavoring.
Paprika extract, Capsicum Annum Linn, Capsicum Frutescens.
It blends well with various oils, fat and in dry liquid carriers such salt, dextrose, edible oil, lecithin and benzyl alcohol.
The main constituents of the extracts include Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin and Nordihydrocapsaicin
Known to be coloring and flavoring agent, it is mainly used in variety of food products. It finds extensive usage in processed foods like sausage, dressings, dry soluble seasonings, food coatings, and snack food seasonings. In addition, it is also used to deepen the color of egg yolks in poultry feed.