Poppy seed has been cultivated for over 3,000 years. Blue poppy seeds have been used to enhance flavors of baked dishes for 400 years in central Europe, Iran and China.
The poppy plant is traditionally grown expressly for its calming properties.
Poppy seeds of culinary use have seeds are very small in size, slate blue in color and are nut–like in flavor. Known for their nutty flavor, our blue poppy seeds also add a tinge of beautiful color to salads, baked desserts, bread or even as a decorative accent on ice cream!
Poppy Seed is used topically on breads and rolls, and added to vegetables and salad dressings. Turkish cuisine uses toasted Poppy Seeds, while Indian and Turkish spice blends rely on crushed Poppy Seeds for flavor and texture. The added bonus is that it adds rich iso–flavinoids to your food.