Paprika is the dried, ground pods of Capsicum annuum, a sweet red pepper. It is mildly flavored and prized for its brilliant red color. Despite its misleading name, sweet paprika, isn’t sugary or sweet at all. Instead, it’s called sweet paprika to distinguish it from other types of paprika that are spicy.This spice has a mild pepper flavor without heat, a pleasantly fragrant aroma and adds vibrant color to any dish. The rich earthy flavor of Sweet Paprika is ideal as a garnish over a salad, or as a seasoning for barbecue, snack foods and the cuisines of India, Morocco, Europe and The Middle East.