Blue poppy seed, facts and benefits 27-01-2021

Blue poppy seed, facts and benefits 27-01-2021

What is blue poppy seed

The pot of the poppy flower contains several thousand blue poppy seed. The oil content of blue poppy seed is high, therefore we also know blue poppy oil. The best way to store blue poppy seed is in a dry place, if stored correctly it is eatable several years after harvest. One hectare of blue poppy flowers harvests around 1.500 kilograms of blue poppy seed. The oil and the blue poppy seed are both very healthy because of the high level unsaturated fatty acids and ADH iron content.

The largest harvests in Europe of blue poppy seed are in the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary and there are smaller harvests in France and the Netherlands. Most customers of blue poppy seed find the color, taste and morphine content most important. Poppy seeds from Australia for instance contain a higher morphine content than European varieties. It is mostly used as a decoration for bread or in other grain mixtures. Growers often fall back to ancient knowledge about blue poppy seed. Especially how to threat weeds that grow between the poppy flowers. There are some goods that are used which contain weeds on an organic basis.

Blue poppy seed grows slow in the beginning. Ones the first grow of blue poppy flower has been sufficient, the plant can reach a height of 1.5 meter. Some experts say that to sow blue poppy at around 1 centimeter in the ground is the best.

Health benefits of blue poppy seed

100 grams of blue poppy seed contains:

– 511 calories

– 20 grams of protein

– 4.2 grams of carbohydrates

– 41.5 grams of fats

– 20.5 of fibers

– several vitamins and minerals.

The unsaturated fats in blue poppy seed gives it a typical nutty taste. The unsaturated fats in blue poppy seed stimulate the production of HDL-cholesterol and are therefore very beneficial for human health. Next to this, blue poppy seed is a great source of plant-based protein. Ideal to give salads, sauces or yoghurt extra nutricial value. Because of the nutty taste of blue poppy seed, it is mainly used on several types of bread.

Fibers are known to stimulate digestion and bowel movements, because poppy seed contain a significant amount of fibers, the LDL-cholesterol levels in a human body are easily drained. On the other hand, blue poppy seed contain a sufficient amount of antioxidants, these antioxidants protect our immune system and other (free) radicals. For diabetic patients, blue poppy seed is a good source of carbohydrates, blue poppy seed contain no sugars. Diabetic patients also benefit from the great amount of minerals, magnesium, phosphorus and other vitamins like thiamine.

Morphine in blue poppy seed has a bad reputation, some years ago there was a mother who gave her daughter an excess amount of blue poppy seed with a high content of morphine after which the baby got really sick. Therefore, the maximum amount of morphine in the European Union is now set on a low maximum. Because of the small content alkaloids like morphine and codeine it can have a relaxing effect and in some medicine studies even used as a painkiller.

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