Spice of the Month:
Let me introduce the spice of the month. This spice was first cultivated in a Mediterranean region and later it spread to Iran, India, China,Turkey and the rest of the world. Today Canada, Holland and Czhec Republic are the largest producers of this spice. Just like the sun-sign ‘Gemini’ this spice has dual characters. The unripe ones are narcotic and the ripe ones are edible and they are also available in two different colors ‘Blue’ and ‘White’. Yes, you guessed it right. THE SPICE OF THE MONTH IS POPPY SEEDS.
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Nutrition and Medicinal Values of Poppy Seeds:
1. The oil of this spice is used to treat breast cancer as it is a good source of Oleic acid.
2. Poppy seeds helps in digestion of food.
3. Poppy seeds contains linoleic acid which helps human body to fight heart attack and other heart disorders.
Poppy Seeds can be used to treat blemishes, improve skin tone, diarrhea, dark circles, abdominal pain, joint pain etc., Click here to read more.
What can I cook with Poppy Seeds
You can use this spice to prepare any course of a meal. Indians use it in curry preparations, desserts, Western world uses it in breads, buns, pastries etc. and the rest of the world uses it in soup, candies, pasta, noodles, sauces etc.,
Poppy Seeds and its Synonyms
|French||Pavot somnifre, Oeillette|
|Spanish||Adormidera, amapola (Poppy)|