Ground sweet paprika is a widely used ingredient in Spanish cuisine. It is the powder obtained from dried red pepper. It provides an aromatic, sweet touch and a reddish color to dishes. It is used in meat stews, fish stews, rice dishes, soups and stir-fries. It is also ideal for preparing octopus a feira, Rioja-style potatoes, patatas bravas, chorizo, sobrassada and dishes from Extremaduran cuisine. The smoked touch (smoke dried) gives depth to the paprika, giving nuances and intensity of flavor to the preparation.