There is an artisan tradition in Losar de la Vera (Extremadura), a legacy handed down from parents to children. This gen of Spanish gastronomy has its roots in America and is based on this artisan tradition and the microclimate of the area. The Olmeda Origenes Paprika is made from the grinding of “Capsicum Annum” (Bola, Jaranda, Jariza and Jeromín varieties) in the traditional stone mills, and is then dried with Oak and Holm Oak wood, which are very common in this area.
This Spice is essentials in the Mediterranean diet and is used in soups, sauces, pickles, meat and fish, or as a preservative for sausages.
It has a smoky intense penetrating flavour and aroma. It has a stable red colour, and it can be sweet or spicy depending on which fruit is used.
Losar de La Vera, Cáceres