A delicious Protected Designation of Origin !
Pimenton is a mild chilli pepper from South America which Christopher Colombus brought back to Queen Isabella of Castile.
Ever since the 14th century, Pimenton is grown in Spain in the Vera region, at the heart of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range. This region has an exceptional temperate and humid microclimate. This Pimenton de la Vera has been granted Protected Designation of Origin, which is a guarantee of excellent quality.
Pimenton de la Vera, such a traditionally made delight, comes from the Capsicum annuum bush which is around a metre high .The fruits are carefully hung up to dry, then smoked using green oak wood for two weeks. There are only 12 producers of Pimenton de la Vera who have this specific know-how.
Its taste of chorizo and its dark red colour are typically Spanish and brighten up all traditional Spanish dishes from paëlla to tortilla.
|Shelf life||5 years|
|Ingredient||Paprika, sunflower oil (1%)|
|Genus and botanical species||Capsicum annuum|