Poppy Seeds (Holland)

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  • — Premium quality seeds for the use in pastries
  • — Country of Origin: Holland

These seeds are nourishing oil seeds extracted from the opium poppy. Many ancient civilizations used them as a remedy to induce sleeping, further fertility and even to get “magical powers”.

Nowadays poppy seeds are widely used as a spice and decoration in cooking in the form of whole kidney-shaped seeds or as an oily paste mixed with milk or butter and sugar.

They are also popular in many countries. In India and Pakistan, the seeds extracted from the opium poppy are widely used in the form of a thin paste. Firstly, the seeds are slightly fried, then they are ground into the oily paste, which is finally used in many traditional dishes. For example, in the southern part of India, in order to prepare one of the most popular sweet dishes, couscous payasam, poppy seed milk mixture is mixed with cardamom, coconut milk, sugar and raisins. In Israel, these seeds were the main traditional dish during Purim, but in time they were replaced by nuts and fruits. In some of the countries in the central part of Europe, particularly in Hungary and Austria, traditional sweet dishes such as Germknodel and Strudel are cooked with poppy seeds.


Some fillings in confectioneries cannot be made without ground poppy seeds combined with milk or butter and sugar. Such fillings are extensively used in croissants and poppy seed rolls. To make the taste more unique, they may be blended with rum, lemon, orange zest, cinnamon and vanilla with raisins, heavy cream, or with chopped blanched walnuts or almonds added. In different pastries, it is feasible to substitute sugar for syrup, jam or any other kind of sweeteners.

Health Benefits

The unique health benefits of poppy seeds can hardly be overestimated. The most striking and vital of them are:

  • Serving as an abundant mineral source.
    Poppy seeds are full of a wide range of mineral components such as iodine, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc.
  • Containing other important ingredients.
    These seeds provide a variety of nutritive materials, including riboflavin, thiamine, oxalic acid, lecithin, and amorphous alkaloid.
  • Promoting your enzymes.
    Poppy seeds tend to intensify enzymes in your body such as diastase, lipase, nuclease, and emulsin.
  • Providing your body with fatty acids.
    The various forms of poppy seeds will nourish you with fatty acids, particularly the omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for your metabolism and overall health.
  • Being a vigorous source of carbohydrates.
    Poppy seeds are proved to contain carbohydrates, which are indispensable for supplying your body with a sufficient level of energy for daily activity.
Nutrition Facts
Per 1 ounce (28 g)

Amount % Daily Value*
Calories 147
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Packaged in a facility that also processes tree nuts and wheat

Storage Time: up to 24 months

Country of Origin: Holland


Nutritional Facts:

One ounce of these seeds (28 g) contains:

  • Magnesium: 30.4 mg (8% DV)
  • Calcium: 126 mg (13% DV)
  • Potassium: 62.9 mg (2% DV)
  • Phosphorus: 76.1mg (8% DV)
  • Vitamin C: 3 mg (5% DV)
  • Niacin: 0.976 mg (5% DV)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.444mg (25% DV)
  • Folate: 82 μg (21% DV)

DV – Daily Value based on a 2000 calorie diet


Lemon Poppy seed Cookies

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup plus 2 tablespoons (158 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, from about 1 large lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (31 grams) poppyseeds
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt



  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until well combined and lighter in color, about 3 minutes. Be careful not to overbeat. Add the egg, lemon juice and vanilla powder and mix until incorporated.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.
  3. Refrigerate until cold or freeze for later use.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once chilled, roll the dough to ⅛ inch thick Use a cookie cutter or glass to cut 3-ish inch rounds and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet about an inch apart.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Store in an air-tight container for 3-5 days.



Recipe adapted from Tiffany: http://ohhoneybakes.com/1723-2/

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