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Other names

  • poppy
  • poppy seeds

Product description

Dried, cleaned seeds of the opium poppy plant. Poppy seeds are considered a spice and are used extensively in bakery. This product has been heat treated as per Queensland legal requirements.
Although very small, poppy seeds are composed of 40% to 50% oil that is rich in unsaturated fats, such as the two essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic. Poppy seeds also have less than 10%
saturated fat. A 1/3 oz. of poppy seeds (a mere tablespoon’s worth) has more than 10% of the daily value for calcium.Poppy seed (Khas Khas) is used as food and as a source of fatty oil. It is widely used for culinary purposes. Because of its highly nutritive nature it is used in breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, curries, sweets and confectionery. Its seeds are demulcent and are used against constipation. The capsules are used as a sedative against irritant coughing and sleeplessness in the form of syrup or extract.


  • Czech Republic
  • Turkey

Сonfectionery and bakery:

  • As a sprinkling: bread rolls, rusks, rolls, buns, drying, cakes
  • As stuffing: rolls, buns, bagels, pies, rolls

In medicine, all parts of the plant are used: tonic drinks are prepared from leaves, and migraine is removed by decoction of the roots.

Pharmaceutical industry:

  • calcium salts restore bone tissue
  • decoction of poppy seeds relieves seizures with a strong cough
  • The extract from the seeds of the poppy contains a lot of protein and is used in cosmetology
  • hypnotic and sedative
  • the magnesium content restores the nervous system
  • poppy is famous for its anthelmintic properties
  • poppy is the raw material for morphine, codeine and papaverine


As an ingredient for improving taste in milk-drinking and serum products

Colour Blue to grey in colour


Flavour Nutty flavour, typical of poppy seed, free from any objectionable tastes
Odour Slightly oily aroma, free from rancid notes
Texture Should be firm, free flowing seeds
Moisture <12% maximum
Poppy Seeds NLT 99.5% by weight
Whole Insects Nil detected
Loss on Drying NMT 8.0%


Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)


Calcium 1438 mg
Copper 0 mg
Iron 9.76 mg
Magnesium 347 mg
Manganese 2.285 mg
Phosphorus 870 mg
Potassium 719 mg
Selenium 0 μg
Sodium 26 mg
Sodium 7.0 mg