The same poppy plant used to make opium produces edible tiny, kidney-shaped seeds, which are used in various world cuisines because of their nutty taste that becomes spicy-sweet with heat. Poppy seeds contain only trace amounts of opium, not enough to have any psychological effects but enough to influence a drug test. The familiar blue poppy seeds are used to add flavor in a variety of foods like noodles, bread, everything bagels, pastries, stir-fries, and dressings.
Poppy seeds are believed to have natural sedative effects and may help support restful sleep. They are a great source of manganese, fiber, and healthy fats (omega-6s). The nutritious seeds also provide calcium, phosphorus and magnesium and are said to have properties that nourish the skin.
Seed / Whole
Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Pie
Everything Bagel-Spiced Cheese Puffs
Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds & Lemon
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Zucchini with Poppy Seeds
Specific: No known precautions.
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