Healthy Food Database
Although the poppy seeds of culinary use are gathered from the opium poppy, they have no effective narcotic content. Blue seeds are used mostly in European cooking, while the smaller white ones are a regular feature in Indian recipes. Both have a pleasing, nutty taste.
Buy poppy seeds in small amounts when you are ready to use them, as they can develop a stale taste if kept too long.
Store in airtight containers away from heat, humidity and light.
Tips & Tricks:
Grind white poppy seeds to add a rich, nutty thickness to vinadloo curry. Sprinkle blue seeds over breads, biscuits and cakes, as well as over pasta shells.
Keep in mind with whilst poppyseeds are a great source of many nutrients, it's unlikely you'll eat a whole tablespoon.
Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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