Recipes, Benefits And Uses Of Poppy Seeds

Edible poppy seeds are a tiny seed less than a millimeter in diameter, produced by the poppy flower. It takes approximately 3000 seeds to make up 1 gram. The seeds are used whole or ground into meal as an ingredient in many foods, especially in pastry and bread, and they are pressed to yield poppyseed oil

Nutritional Benefits Of Poppy Seeds

Poppy Seeds are a rich source of thiaminfolate, and several essential minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesiummanganese, phosphorus and zinc.

Where Are Poppy Seeds From?

Poppy seeds originate from Europe where they are still cultivated. The biggest producer of poppy seeds is Czech Republic followed by Spain and Turkey.

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How To Use Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are commonly pressed into an oil or used whole in baking and pastries as a flavoured garnish. They can be ground into a paste using a pestle and mortar. The paste is then used as a filling in pastries plain or mixed with citrus zest, cinnamon or vanilla.

Recipes Using Poppy Seeds

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