Sweet paprika


Galilee Fine Ingredients, in cooperation with SDA, offers a variety of natural dehydrated ingredients suitable for animal feed.

Sweet paprika is a natural source of carotenoids, the coloring element used for yolk pigmentation. Egg yolks enhanced with paprika added to feed have a richer, deeper gold or orange color. While synthetic additives have no nutritional value, paprika is also rich in protein, fibers, minerals, Vitamin C and beta carotene.

Good for the egg-layers, good for the farmers, good for the consumers.

Adding paprika to feed in small amounts is known to affect yolk color, but there are some practical considerations:

  • Source – Questionable sources in the global paprika market raise the fear of adding contaminated ingredients into feed mills.
  • Cost – Paprika is considered expensive per given weight of feed, compared to synthetic additives.
  • Consumption – In other parts of the world, paprika is produced on the same lines as chilies. This may have the effect of making the paprika too hot, which in turn may reduce the amount of feed consumed by the egg-layers, and decrease productivity.
Nutritional values for Sweet Paprika:
Nutrient Units Value per 100 grams
Energy kcal 289
Protein g 14.76
Total lipid (fat) g 12.95
Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.14
Fatty acids, total trans g 0.00
Cholesterol mg 0
Carbohydrate, by difference g 51.66
Nutrient Units Value per 100 grams
Fiber, total dietary g 30.4
Sugars, total g 7.27
Calcium, Ca mg 1468
Sodium, Na mg 452
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 122.0
Beta-Carotene mcg 27,679
Validation of field-proven efficacy: SDA paprika

The farmer’s satisfaction is our top priority. That’s why nothing is more important than the already field-proven efficacy of SDA paprika for millions of layers around the world. In addition, SDA also recently cooperated with the Hebrew University Faculty of Agriculture to provide scientific validation of the effect of varying concentrations of SDA paprika in feed on egg yolk pigmentation. We followed the strictest statistical protocols, knowing that the farmers on the other end deserve nothing less than our strongest commitment to our product’s performance.

Results after one month according to the industry-accepted yolk fan showed that paprika in changing concentrations has a significant effect on the yolk color score of eggs for human consumption and pointed to a positive correlation between SDA paprika concentration in the feed ration and yolk score.

Influence of 100A Paprika on Yolk Color According to Yolk Fan
Egg yolk fan graph
The scientific validation verified:


egg laying comparison