Apologies for the delayed post my dear readers. A root canal and a subsequent tooth abscess shut down operations in the Spice Spice Baby kitchen last week. I did learn that ground clove rubbed on the gums can truly help a toothache but we'll get into that in our clove chapter. For now, let's get back to paprika.
In our previous post we shared some widely held notions regarding health benefits of paprika including the capacity to aid digestion, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects and the ability to control body weight. Unconvinced by anecdotal evidence alone, we set out to separate fact from fiction and put those claims to the scientific test. We found excellent evidence for paprika's anti-obesity effects and good data for its antioxidant and anti-cancer capacities.