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Can I substitute regular paprika for sweet paprika? 

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

There are three basic types of paprika, which happens to be one of the most consumed spices in the world. You can get sweet, spicy or smoked paprika. If a recipe doesn't specify, chances are it is calling for "sweet" Hungarian paprika.

Smoked paprika, a Spanish ingredient, is a wonderful way to add deep smoky flavor to food, and spicy paprika, obviously, carries a kick.

Recipe: Chickpeas and Spinach with Smoky Paprika