Profile: A white poppy seed would be a wandering mystic. Seed-studded flatbreads dipped in savory oils welcome wayfarers to the campfire.
The opium poppy also produces the seeds used in muffins and vinaigrettes. A sleep-inducing poppy, Papafer somniferum, gets its name from the latex of the poppy seed pods, which contains roughly 12% morphine. (If you're puzzled, a field of poppies put Dorothy Gale and her friends to sleep.)
The opium-rich latex of the poppy contains drugs, but the seeds do not. The seeds are a byproduct of opium manufacture and have a lengthy history.
Their nutty, citrus flavor and pinprick crunch are widely praised in baked goods. Blue poppy seeds are grown in Europe and have a stronger almond flavor than white and brown poppy seeds.
Poppy seeds taste best when toasted or baked. Poppy seeds get rancid rapidly due to their high oil and protein content, so buy them in small quantities. Keep them sealed in a dark, dry area for six months.
|Basic Prep:||This spice is great in rice or noodle sauces. Garnish vegetables with this White Poppy Seed.|
|Ways To Use:||No preparation required, ready to use. Dry-roast Poppy Seed before using it in recipes to enhance flavor.|
|Cuisine:||Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Turkish.|
|Country of Origin:||India.|
|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.|