Poppy Seeds; Usage Tips, Benefits and a Recipe
Poppy Seeds are native to Eastern Mediterranean soils. Seeds can be in light gray, dark gray, black or midnight blue color.
The spice form is formed long after the capsule has lost its potential to produce opium so it is not considered narcotic.
They have earthy, nutty flavor and crispy texture. Poppy seeds contain niacin and folate, but they are a better source of minerals.
Just 1 teaspoon provides measurable amounts of calcium, iron and zinc.
1. Dietary Fiber
You will get 9.25 grams of dietary fiber from 50 grams of raw poppy seeds, which is 25% of your daily recommended intake.
2. Vitamin B-Complex Storage
Poppy seeds contain B-complex vitamins, including thiamin, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and folic acid. Vitamin B-complex are extremely important during the metabolism process, especially when metabolizing fat and carbohydrates.
One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of both calcium and phosphorus minerals, which combine to form the mineral used to build bones.
Usage Tips of Poppy Seeds
You can use poppy seeds in your diet by mixing them into salad dressings or sprinkling them into whole-wheat pancakes or to flavor noodles, breads, and bagels.
Add to fruit salad, coleslaw to gain a bit of crunch.
Glazed Lemon Poppy Seeds Muffins
3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
10 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 1/4 stick), softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 Tbsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
Preheat oven on 190°C. First add dry matters and then add liquids and mix all of the ingredients. While the muffins are cooling, in a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice for the glaze. Add more lemon juice if necessary. While the muffins are still a bit warm, use a pastry brush to glaze over each muffin.
Where to Buy Poppy Seeds?
Food Export Group is one of the reliable supplier of poppy seeds from Turkey. If you want to buy in bulk basis poppy seeds, you can easily get in contact with us to get the updated prices and to get more information.