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Difference between paprika and chili powder?

Chili powder (also powdered chili, chile powder or chilli powder) is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chile pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices (also sometimes known as chili powder blend). It is used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavor to dishes.

Paprika is made from the grinding of dried sweet red bell peppers. In many European countries the name paprika also refers to bell peppers themselves. The seasoning is used in many cuisines to add color and flavor to dishes.

Chili powder (also spelled chile powder) is a generic name for any powdered spice mix composed chiefly of chili peppers, most commonly either hot red peppers or cayenne peppers. But it can be made from virtually any hot pepper including ancho, Cayenne, Chipotle, New Mexico, and pasilla chilis. The spice mix may simply be pure powdered chilis, or it may have other additives, especially cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and salt. Some mixes may even include black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, mace, nutmeg, or turmeric.[citation needed] As a result of the various different potential additives, the spiciness of any given chili powder is incredibly variable. As a rule, the purer the chili powder is, the more spicy it is.

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