PaprikaMolnar’s Paprika Blog in English explores Hungarian paprika history and culture.

Paprika Mill, Museum and Blog by PaprikaMolnar

PaprikaMolnar is a family business, which runs a Paprika Museum and a Paprika Mill in Szeged, the historical centre of Hungarian paprika growing and production. 

Our Paprika Blog in English explores origin, varieties, traditions and uses of paprika as well as the role paprika took in shaping Szeged, Hungarian cuisine and Hungarian identity.

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Happened exactly 100 years ago! Paprika order and paprika-uprising. I. part

Happened exactly 100 years ago! Paprika order and paprika-uprising. I. part

Just after World War I when the famous miller family Szánthó had received an breakthrough patent to turn their milling process from grain to paprika, it received huge publicity, and not only for its innovative approach. The Délmagyarország newspaper in those days of December 1919, followed the happenings of a paprika-uprising that had started, now…

Freshly milled paprika again! Classical paprika spices and specialties from PaprikaMolnár

Freshly milled paprika again! Classical paprika spices and specialties from PaprikaMolnár

Another year has passed, most paprikas have been harvested and collected and the first round of milling is done. Freshly milled paprika is ready! From planting to processing This year’s paprikas have seen it all: It all started with a chilly and rainy May. Because in the planting time there were many heavy rainfalls several…

Autumn greetings from paprikaMolnár Ltd

Autumn Greetings from PaprikaMolnár Ltd

Sender: PaprikaMolnár Ltd Dear customers, visitors and partners!   The autumn season is the busiest time for PaprikaMolnár Ltd. The fresh paprikas are continuously on the move: harvested from the fields, loaded, transported and unloaded at our courtyard, and our drying machine is working full-time day and night. Although we are working hard we don’t…

The heritage of the monastery

Paprika and Fransiscan Friends. The heritage of the monastery garden

In our articles on the Szeged suburb „Alsóváros” or Lower Town, the importance of the Franciscans has been mentioned several times. However, the history of the monastery garden and its impact to date have not been discussed in detail. This history starts with the establishment of the Franciscan order in Szeged in 1316. Some 200…

You might know that paprika was used for the breakthrough isolation of vitamin C?

Albert Szent-Györgyi is one of the few Hungarian scientists who has gained big recognition all over the world. The Nobel Prize-winning researcher awarded for isolating vitamin C is certainly one of the most exciting personalities ever. Many people might know that he used paprika for his breakthrough research. But only few people know that this…

A paprika garland with a length of 696,9 meter was noted in the Guinness’ Book of Records

A paprika garland with a length of 696,9 meter was noted in the Guinness’ Book of Records

Hearing the word “Guinness,” probably most of us imagine a pint of strong Irish beer in front of them. However some of us may think of the famous Guinness’ Book of Records, a collection of certified and internationally recognized legends. Probably even fewer of us know that the two concepts are closely related: The original…