Fresh paprika or bell pepper is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. The most common variety used for making paprika is tomato pepper, sometimes with the addition of more pungent varieties, called chili peppers, and cayenne pepper. In many languages, but not English, the word paprika also refers to the plant and the fruit from which the spice is made. Paprika can range from mild to hot – the flavor also varies from country to country – but almost all plants grown produce the sweet variety. The red, orange or yellow color of paprika is due to its content of carotenoids.