OUR DELICIOUSLY FRESH HARVEST BLUE POPPY SEEDS
The poppy seed (Papaver somniferum) is a tiny, kidney shaped seed from the poppy flower. It has been cultivated for some 3,000 years throughout Asia, Asia Minor and parts of the Middle East for food seasonings and as a medicinal herb.
There are two major varieties of the poppy seed. The blue variety is a common seasoning in European baking, while the white variety is used in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Despite differences in appearance, there is only slight variation in flavor between the two.
Culinary poppy seeds are used for food seasonings, poppy seeds add a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and aroma to any dish. The warm flavor grows more pronounced and a bit spicier when a dish featuring poppy seeds is exposed to heat. Rich in unsaturated fatty acids, making them a healthful choice for organic seasonings. They can be used whole or crushed, though they are difficult to grind unless first roasted.
Poppy Seeds Rare Blue
Poppy seeds are used as food seasonings in a variety of ways throughout the world. In Western cuisine, they flavor baked goods, such as breads and cakes, while they are ground and used to thicken sauces and curries in Indian and Turkish foods. European and Slavic cuisine uses poppy seeds to season fish, vegetable and noodle dishes.