Properties: The seeds of the poppy are rich in proteins, carbohydrates, fibers and fats poly-unsaturated. They are also rich in vitamins such as vitamin B9, and vitamin E and in minerals such as calcium, iron, and manganese.
Nutritional composition of the seeds of the opium poppy (per 100g):
21% of the RDA of vitamin B9 12% of the RDA of vitamin E
144% of the RDA of calcium 77% of the RDA of iron 333% RDA of manganese
The seeds of the poppy are obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
These seeds are used whole or ground as spices, condiments, decorations and as an ingredient in various dishes, as well as for making oil of poppies. Usually can be seen in breads, bagetes, muffins, cakes or cereal bars.