Poppy Seed - Certified Organic


The Dutch blue poppy is considered the best. A member of the Papaveracea family, the poppy grows to about five feet tall with pink or purple flowers and produces seeds that are very small, kidney-shaped, and slate blue in color. It takes 900,000 of them to tip the scale's one-pound mark! While poppy seeds are difficult to grind, just dry roast them first and then you can stick them in your spice grinder or spice mill.

Not to be confused with their opium cousins (which are grown in Asia in particular in the “Golden Triangle” of Thailand, Burma and Laos), the culinary poppy plant is grown in Romania, Turkey, India, Australia, and the Netherlands (also known as Holland and home of the Dutch Blue). These seeds have a very low level of opiates compared to the seed pod and straw and are used only for cooking purposes.

Poppy Seeds can be enjoyed in salad dressings, vegetable dishes, and in cakes and spice blends.

The popular tiny seeds are liberally sprinkled on breads, pretzels, crackers and rolls, and they are delicious when mixed into cake, cookie or muffin batter and mixes or sprinkled on salads and noodles.

Some types of pastries are filled with a paste that is made from ground poppy seeds mixed with butter or milk and sugar.

In Austria, poppy seeds can be found on strudels and in Japan they are an essential ingredient in the popular spice blend Shichimi Togarashi. Northern Indian cooks sometimes grind the seed and use it to thicken sauces. In Greece, poppy seeds are mixed with sugar or honey to form candy bars. In many European countries, boiled poppy seeds are ground and eaten with different types of pasta.

These Dutch Blue Poppy Seeds from Holland are A1 Grade and have a nutty flavor and aroma.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.


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