Poppy Seeds White (whole)
Although the Poppy Seeds of culinary use are gathered from the dreaded opium poppy, Poppy Seeds have no effective narcotic content.
Blue Poppy Seeds are used mostly in European cooking while the slightly smaller white ones are a regular feature in Indian recipes. Both have a pleasing, nutty taste that goes well with breads, biscuits and cakes.
A fiery Vindaloo Curry will get some of its texture from roasted White Poppy Seeds which grind to a rich, nutty paste.
Other Common Names: Blue Poppy Seed, White Poppy Seed, Maw Seed.
Botanical Name: (P. somniferum var. album)