Profile: Poppy seeds come from the opium poppy, the blooming plant that put Dorothy and her friends to sleep in The Wizard of Oz.
Since the Bronze Age, the plant has also been farmed for its seeds, in addition to opium. Middle Eastern chefs use the seeds to flavor yeast breads and prepare a paste to fill pastries.
Poppy seeds are low in opiate compounds because they are harvested from dried mature seed pods rather than immature green pods. But be cautious that eating poppy seeds right before a drug test can induce false-positive results.
|Shelf Life:||1.5 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||No preparation required, ready to use. Dry-roast Poppy Seed before using it in recipes to enhance flavor.|
|Ways To Use:||This spice's nutty flavor is great in muffins, cakes, breads, and cookies. When cooked in milk, the seeds and milk turn a beautiful blue.|
|Cuisine:||Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Turkish.|
|Country of Origin:||Australia|
|Taste & Aroma:||Nutty.|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|