Poppy is an annual herbaceous plant. The seeds are obtained from a variety of sleeping poppy called oilseed. The poppy seed itself is located in the capsules after wilting and drying of the flower itself.
Poppy seeds are often used in salads and various pasta, but pre-baked or left in hot water for more than 3 hours. When using the seeds in salads, it is advisable to roast them beforehand, which makes their taste and aroma stronger. When preparing cakes or pies, it is good to pour boiling water over it and let it stand for 1 to 3 hours before use.
- HEALTH BENEFITS
Poppy seed has an analgesic effect, has antioxidant properties, helps with insomnia, relieves gastrointestinal problems and prevents the formation of kidney stones. Poppy seeds are rich in pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin and folic acid. Experts are adamant that they must be present in the diet of modern man. They also bring the body calcium, zinc, iron, copper, potassium and magnesium, important for health.