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White Poppy Seeds


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Ingredients Poppy seeds.
Basic Preparation This spice is wonderful to add to dressings made for rice or noodles. Use this White Poppy Seed as a garnish for vegetables as well.
Recommended Applications Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary. Enhance the flavor of the Poppy Seed through dry-roasting prior to adding to recipes.
Taste & Aroma Nutty
Product Style Whole
Cuisine Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Turkish
Handling / Storage Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf Life 3 Years
Country of Origin India
Dietary Preferences All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Allergen Information None Specified
SKU: N/A Category: Product ID: 18377


The opium poppy is the very same poppy that gives us the delicious white poppy seeds we use in muffins and vinaigrettes. Its scientific name, Papafer somniferum, means “sleep-inducing poppy,” which comes from the poppy seed pod’s latex that is around 12% morphine. (If you’ve never put it together before, this is why it’s a field of poppies that put poor Dorothy Gale and her companions to sleep.)

While the opium-rich latex within the poppy possesses high levels of narcotics, the actual seeds dont. The seeds have a long rich history and were never harvested for themselves, but as a byproduct of opium production.

The flavor is somewhat nutty and even a bit citric, and their pinprick crunch is highly valued in baked goods. Blue poppy seeds are sourced produced throughout Europe and possess a distinct almond.  Flavor as opposed to the mellower taste of white and brown poppy seeds. white poppy seeds for sale

Poppy seeds must be toasted or baked before their flavor to be at their peak. Due to their high oil and protein content poppy seeds tend to go rancid quickly so. Store them in an airtight container in a dark and dry place, but toss after six months.

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