While it's celebrated internationally, paprika as we know it today has it's roots in two countries: Hungary and Spain. While drying is the main method of preservation in both countries, there are differences in the variety of the pepper used, and in the technique utilized, with the Spanish variety almost always smoked over a longer period of time. So what does that mean for you? It means that we've taken knowledge gleaned over centuries to bring the very best in paprika, grown naturally and sustainably here in the U.S.A. This smoked paprika packs an unparalleled vibrancy, delivering both assertive flavor and bold color.