Oleoresin Paprika is primarily used as a coloring and flavoring agent in a variety of food products. It is essentially an extract that is derived from Capsicum Annum Linn and Indian red chilies. It is composed of a pungent flavoring compound called capsaicin and several carotenoids such as capsorubin and capsanthin, which make it an excellent coloring agent. Oleoresin Paprika gives foods a deep red coloration. It is obtained by extracting plants fats from sweet red peppers.
Oleoresin Paprika is commercially used as a colorant in a variety of food products such as sauces, orange juice, cheese and processed meats. The colorant is mixed with poultry feed to give egg yolks a deeper color. It is also used as a flavoring spice.
Oleoresin Paprika does not merit any known health benefits.
Oleoresin Paprika is natural and completely benign. It does not cause any adverse health effects, so much so that in the United States it is exempt from certification.
Extractives of Paprika, Paprika extract, Paprika Oleoresin