The pepper was introduced in Spain from America, at the end of the XV century or at the beginning of the XVI. The first pepper mill in the Region that is known dates back to the 18th century. Throughout the nineteenth century and up to the mid-twentieth, the cultivation of peppers for paprika was extended to occupy 80% of the farmers of the time in the Vega River Segura.
The pepper industry as such has its origin in hydraulic mills, mainly dedicated to grinding cereals.
In 1950, a young inventor, Jesús Alcantud, created an innovative machine that modernized the old installations, applying pneumatic translation, cleaning and mechanical seed extraction systems.
He made grinders series with his own patent, of which can be found in the world about a thousand units.
Since April 2001 there is the Denomination of Origin of Pimentón de Murcia.
The Denomination of Origin Pimentón de Murcia applies to the product that results from grinding totally red peppers of the genus Capsicum Annum L, variety "Bola", grown in the Region of Murcia.
Image: old tinned / canned paprika at City of Murcia Museum.
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...