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Spanish Poppy Seeds for Baking

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  • — Kosher, Raw, Vegan
  • — Country of Origin: Spain
  • — Lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol
  • — Help prevent vitamin deficiencies
  • — A rich source of essential minerals

Poppy seeds are nutritious and can be used in a great variety of dishes. They possess some unique healing properties that made them extremely popular among the healers of old. Nowadays, poppy plants are grown commercially in many countries, and every kind has some unique features. The most popular are poppy seeds from England, Australia, Holland, and Spain.

Spanish Poppy Seeds Health Benefits

Poppy seeds from Spain are dark gray, almost black. The most essential health benefits offered by them are:

  • Poppy seeds serve as a rich source of essential minerals.
    They provide your body with large amounts of iodine, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper. Therefore, including them in your diet reduces the risk of developing diseases caused by deficiencies of these elements, like osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, etc.
  • They provide your body with essential vitamins.
    Like with the minerals, poppy seeds help prevent vitamin deficiencies because they are packed with these essential elements. B vitamins make up most of their nutritional value in this regard, especially thiamin (100 g of seeds contain 71% of the required daily dose). These vitamins affect metabolism and thereby influence your overall health.
  • They lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.
    Poppy seeds from Spain are full of oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat that helps control the level of LDL cholesterol in your blood and boosts the level of  “good” HDL cholesterol.
  • Poppy seeds assist your digestion by providing your body with dietary fiber.
    The fiber you get from these seeds is metabolically inert. It effectively absorbs liquids and toxins from your intestines and facilitates bowel movements. Therefore, poppy seeds serve as an excellent detox aid. 100 grams of raw seeds provide you with 51% of the required daily dose of dietary fiber.
  • They calm nerves and help treat some nervous system disorders.

Poppy seeds are the safest for people prone to food allergies. They are also perfectly safe for both pregnant women and children when consumed in reasonable amounts.

Sports players and personnel who need to go through drug tests need to know that eating a lot of foods that contain these seeds can make them test positive for opiates (codeine, morphine, etc.). While the amounts of these elements in your system will not be high enough to produce any narcotic effects, the test results can cause a great variety of problems.

How to Use Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are mostly used as a condiment in pastries because they release most of their flavor when heated. They can be sprinkled on toasts, salads, or other foods similar to sesame seeds. Poppy kernels are a great addition to many sauces, especially when ground.

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size1 oz (28 g)

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary fiber 6g 20%
Total sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 5g 10%

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Сalcium 408mg 31%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 204mg 4%
Manganese 2mg 83%
Copper 0.5mg 51%
Magnesium 98mg 23%
Phosphorus 247mg 20%
Zinc 2mg 20%
Thiamin 0.2mg 20%
Selenium 4mg 7%
Folate 23mcg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.03mg 2%
Pantothenic Acid 0.1mg 2%
Niacin 0.3mg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Ingredients: Poppy Seeds
Storage Time: Up to 2 years
Country of Origin: Spain
Packaged in: USA
Store in: Cool, Dry Place
Allergy Info: Packaged in a Facility That Also Processes Tree Nuts and Wheat

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the variety name for poppy seeds?
The variety name for poppy seeds is Papaver Somniferum.
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Ingredients for Lemon Poppy Seeds 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) poppy seeds
  • 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, poppyseeds, 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
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This a great product which is always consistant. Can be used for baking and other holistic use.
Not even with a stick can you beat this deal. Perfectly sorted, fresh, well packaged, delicious poppy seeds with 2-day shipping (Prime) at one of the lowest prices? Can't beat it with a stick!
Good product. High quality. These poppy seeds were high quality and very well packaged. Arrived timely. No issues
Awesome and healthy. Great. Add them to my hot cereal every morning.
Very impressed. I figured I would try the Spain poppys since Amazon is always out of FTL and WGN England seeds. Received my package today, and I must admit, I was impressed with it. These are unwashed with pieces of pod/stem mixed n with the seeds. Nutty smell, I was impressed considering the reviews I've read. Food To Live, please keep up the good work. Thanks
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