Poppy Seeds

Poppy Seeds

Poppy seed, tiny dried seed of the opium poppy, used as food, food flavouring, and the source of poppy-seed oil. Poppy seeds have no narcotic properties, because the fluid contained in the bud that becomes opium is present only before the seeds are fully formed.Poppy seed paste is a specific traditional food in Turkey and is made from roasted and twice grinded poppy seeds. Morphine content of different colored poppy seeds is variable from all over the world (0.1–294 mg/kg).
Benefits Of Poppy Seeds:-Poppy seeds play a pivotal role in boosting female fertility. They are known to remove mucus from the fallopian tubes and aid in achieving pregnancy. They also enhance sexual desire and improve sexual health by boosting libido.
Being rich in copper and calcium, Poppy seeds help in improving bone health. The manganese in the seeds helps in the production of the protein collagen that protects the bones from severe damage. Also, read the best foods for healthy bones.

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  • 1.Poppy seed is sometimes used to diagnose an abnormal connection between the bowel and the bladder (vesicoenteric fistula).
    2.People also take poppy seed for asthma, constipation, cough, diarrhea, and insomnia, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
    3.In foods, poppy seed is used to make cakes, pastries, filling, glaze, or porridge.
    4.In manufacturing, poppy seed oil is used to make soap, paint, and varnish.