This top quality paprika has found fame around the world. Pimentón de la Vera is a very unique product, cultivated since the sixteenth century when it was discovered by the Jerónimos monks of the Monastery of Yuste.

Its special qualities may come from it’s privileged origin: between the hills of Gredos by the Tiétar river, in Extramadura.

The drying system used in the process of making the paprika of La Vera is like smoking, and this gives the final form an aroma, flavor and color stability unique from other varieties.  The drying process lasts for 10 to 15 days, and is an alternative to the sun drying used in other regions of Spain. There are many peppers that say they are from La Vera but only those that carry the label and the back label of the Protected Designation of Origin Pimentón de la Vera are guaranteed to be from this.

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