I am planning to make a spice blend, and the recipe I am using calls for south african paprika. Stores near me only have Hungarian paprika. How different are the flavors between these two varieties of paprika?

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The variety of the original pepper might be slightly different giving out different result when dried and ground up.

There might be a difference in spiciness. There might be a difference in smokiness (if the paprika is smoked).

Hard to tell.

Just try it and report back.

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    If the OP doesn't already know the difference and can only find one kind to try, I doubt they're going to be able to report much about the differences or lack thereof.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 21:06

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