Culinary Uses of Poppy Pods

Washed poppy pods are used in a variety of culinary dishes. They are popular in Central and Eastern European cuisine and are often used in breads, pastries, and cakes. They are also used to make a thick, syrup-like substance that is often used as a sweetener in drinks and desserts. Poppy seeds are often used in baking, and as a topping for bread, bagels, and pastries.

Poppy seed oil can also be extracted from the seeds, which is a versatile oil that can be used in cooking and baking as a salad dressings, marinades, and also to make poppy seed spread, that is often used as a condiment.