Poppy Seeds

Tiny but nutritionally powerful, poppy seeds can do more than just add crunch and color to baked goods and other snacks. Food to Live offers delicious poppy seeds from quality sources in Holland, Australia, England and Spain.

Health Benefits of Poppy Seeds

Everyone has enjoyed the flavor that poppy seeds add to breads and bagels, but did you know they’re good for you too? Their delicious nutty flavor comes from the high concentration of fatty acids, especially oleic and linoleic acids. These particular fatty acids have the power to lower “bad cholesterol” LDL, promote “good cholesterol” HDL, and help build a healthy blood lipid profile.

The outer coat of these little seeds provides plenty of dietary fiber and can help to relieve constipation and other digestive problems. Poppy seeds also contain high levels of essential vitamins and minerals, including B-complex vitamins, iron, niacin, calcium, copper and many others.

Adding Poppy Seeds to Your Diet

These crunchy and tasty seeds are well known in world cuisine for more than just the lemon poppy seed muffin. In many cultures, poppy seeds are a popular and delicious addition to both sweet and savory pastries, as well as other recipes.

Poppy seeds can be eaten raw as additions to smoothies and cereals for a vitamin packed boost, or added to breads, pastries and other recipes for their tasty nutty crunch. Toasting or pan frying poppy seeds brings out the nutty flavor and aroma of the fatty acids within these seeds and makes their flavor more powerful and prominent. Enjoy them in homemade salad dressing, granola, pancakes, casseroles, and a wide variety of other tasty snacks.

Adding poppy seeds to your diet is easy, and ordering poppy seeds online from Food to Live is even easier. Order today!