Opium poppy - food
Unlike the inripe seed capsules of opium poppies, the ripe seeds do not contain narcotic chemicals. They are used in many forms of cooking.
|Opium poppy seeds can be used in all types of cooking.|
The seeds can be cooked in water with oil and salt and served with rice where they provide a nutty flavour. They are also blended with tamarind into a curry paste. In confectionary they are sprinkled on sweets and are added to baked goods like breads and cakes.