Unwashed Poppy seeds are seeds that don't undergo any chemical or physical treatment. Like other seeds, they are collected and sorted, so we don't get impurities or plant material with the natural seeds. Natural poppy seeds have a much higher oil content and a bitter taste. Visually they are dark blue, black, or grey.
Poppy seeds are present inside the pod of the opium poppy plant (Papaver somniferum). The pods are harvested and dried for easy extraction of the oilseeds. Conventional classification categorizes seeds based on their origins, such as Spanish, Hungarian, Australian, and UK poppy seeds.
The most common poppy seeds that we see in the US market are bluish-gray poppy seeds. Other color varieties exist with specific uses, such as white poppy seeds, used for thickening soups and gravy in middle eastern cultures. Blue poppy seeds are present in German and Polish cuisines.
Our All-Natural unwashed poppy seeds have a more robust bitter flavor and better oil yield when pressed. Baking, roasting, or toasting the seeds unlocks their sweet bitterish flavor, making them an ideal companion in confections, bread, creamy sauces, pastries, bagels, muffins, and cookies. They can also be used as a decorative garnish in many dishes to add texture and flavor. They are a rich source of vitamins thiamine, folate, calcium, manganese, potassium, and magnesium, which promote healthy living, suiting a vegan lifestyle.
Disclaimer: For Bakery and edible uses, you must take precautions by washing the seeds in hot liquid (≥140°F) and discarding the poppy seed wash. Afterward, bake the seeds at 400°F to dry.
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