Poppy

12.00 kg

The opiate poppy is the same poppy that gives us the delicious seeds we use in muffins and vinaigrette sauces.

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The opiate poppy is the same poppy that gives us the delicious seeds we use in muffins and vinaigrette sauces. Its scientific name, Papafer somniferum, means “sleeping poppy”, which comes from the latex of the poppy casing which is about 12% morphine.
While the opium-rich latex inside the poppy possesses high levels of drugs, the real seeds do not. Seeds have a rich history and were never harvested for their usability, but as a byproduct of opium production. The taste is somewhat nutty and even a little sour, and their fantastic crisp texture is particularly elevated in baked goods. Blue poppy seeds are produced throughout Europe and have a distinct almond flavor as opposed to the milder taste of white and brown poppy seeds.
Poppy seeds must be cooked or toasted before baking so that their taste is skimmed. Due to its high oil and protein content, large quantities of poppy seed tend to fast, so it is good to buy them in small quantities. Store the poppy seeds in an airtight container in a dark and dry place, but discard them after six months from the date of purchase.

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