The biggest difference between paprika and smoked paprika lies in the preparation of the peppers. Smoked paprika requires the peppers be smoked, usually with oak wood, prior to processing. This changes the taste of the pepper, leaving it with a rich, smoky taste. Smoked paprika comes in sweet (mild), bittersweet (medium hot) and hot (picante). Even the picante version is not flaming hot, just more spicy than the others. The paprika is smoked, dried and then stone-ground down to a dried, red spice.
The nutrients in Paprika: