Organic Blue Poppy Seeds
Our organic blue poppy seeds are particularly rich in manganese, a trace element important for bone health and blood clotting. This mineral also helps your body utilize amino acids, fats, and carbs. They’re likewise high in copper, a mineral needed to make connective tissue and transport iron. Poppy seeds are used in baked goods and traditional dishes worldwide.
The poppy plant (Papaver smoniferum) has been used as a traditional remedy for centuries. Native to the Eastern Mediterranean, its flowers come in various colors, primarily white and yellow.
The poppy plant contains morphine, codeine, thebaine, and other opium alkaloids known for their pain-relieving, calming, and sleep-inducing properties. These compounds are often found in pharmaceutical drugs intended for these uses. These alkaloids are typically present in the poppy pod’s milky white liquid, also known as poppy latex. Poppy seeds don’t naturally contain opium compounds but may become contaminated with them during harvesting or as a result of pest damage. Thus, before after harvesting, poppy seeds are cleaned to get rid of any opium alkaloids with which they may have come into contact.
- Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.