Paprikapowder is ground from dried sweet peppers (family capsicum annum, relative of chili) the fruits of a tropical evergreen bush. It is milder than chili powder or cayenne. Paprika has bright red color and a mild, sweet flavor with a cardamom aroma. It is highly versatile spice. It is good with eggs, fish, chicken, crab and cheese. It can also be used as a garnish on baked potatoes, salads, rice dishes. Paprika is rich in vitamin c, and so helps colds and influenza. It is also said to treat digestive troubles, cramps, circulations problems, and shingles.