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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Poppy Seeds

What is Poppy Seeds
Poppy seed is an oilseed obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) Plant. Due to it is coming from Opium plant it is banned in some country like Singapore. The tiny kidney-shaped seeds have been harvested from dried seed pods by various civilizations for thousands of years. The seeds are used, whole or ground, as an ingredient in many foods such as savory Indian Curries, and they are pressed to yield poppy seed oil. 







Health Benefits
  • Poppy seeds contain many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
  • Their unique nutty aromatic flavor is due to many fatty acids and essential volatile oils, which compose about 50% of  net weight. The seeds are especially high in oleic and linoleic acids. Oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid, helps lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increase HDL or "good cholesterol". Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
  • Poopy seeds outer coat is rich in dietary fiber. 100 g seeds provide 19.5 g or 51% of recommended daily levels of fiber. Much of this fiber is metabolically inert which helps increase bulk of the food by absorbing water throughout the digestive system and easing constipation condition.
  • In addition, dietary fibers bind to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and decrease their re-absorption in colon, thus help lower serum LDL cholesterol levels.
  • The seeds are excellent source B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid. Many of these vitamins functions as co-factors in substrate metabolism especially fat and carbohydrates. 
  • Poppy seeds contain good levels of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zincand magnesiumCopper is required in the production of red blood cells. Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the powerful anti-oxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
  • Dried poppy seeds contain very small levels of opium alkaloids such as morphine, thebaine, codiene, papaverine etc. When consumed in food, these compounds produce minimal effect when consumed on human nervous system. On the contrary, the chemicals have beneficial effects on human body; soothe nervous irritability, act as pain-killers, and used in pharmacy as well as in many traditional medicines in the preparations of cough mixtures, expectorants etc.


    Poppy seeds are least allergic among seeds and nuts. They can be used safely even in pregnant women and children.
    Sports personnel, however, need to keep in mind that they may test false positive when consume food items containing poppy seeds for banned opiate substances like morphine, codiene etc. However, these compounds may not be high enough to produce narcotic drug side effects.

    Poppy Seeds health risk
    http://www.bfr.bund.de/en/press_information/2006/05/elevated_morphine_levels_in_poppy_seeds__risk_to_health_not_ruled_out-7410.html
    http://www.ethnosupply.com/articles/poppy_seeds_effects.html 
    Medical disclaimer:

    The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.


    Names In Other Languages for Poppy Seeds(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu):



    Nutritional value

    NUTRITION INFORMATION
    Amounts per 1 tbsp (9g)

    Calorie Information
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Calories
    45.9
    (192 kJ)
    2%
      From Carbohydrate
    10.0
    (41.9 kJ)
      From Fat
    30.4
    (127 kJ)
      From Protein
    5.5
    (23.0 kJ)
      From Alcohol
    0.0
    (0.0 kJ)

    Carbohydrates
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Total Carbohydrate
    2.5
    g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber
    1.7
    g
    7%
    Starch
    ~
    Sugars
    0.3
    g

    Fats & Fatty Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Total Fat
    3.6
    g
    6%
    Saturated Fat
    0.4
    g
    2%
    Monounsaturated Fat
    0.5
    g
    Polyunsaturated Fat
    2.5
    g
    Total trans fatty acids
    0.0
    g
    Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
    0.0
    g
    Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
    ~
    Total Omega-3 fatty acids
    23.9
    mg
    Total Omega-6 fatty acids
    2475
    mg
    Protein & Amino Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Protein
    1.6
    g
    3%

    Vitamins
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Vitamin A
    0.0
    IU
    0%
    Vitamin C
    0.1
    mg
    0%
    Vitamin D
    ~
    ~
    Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
    0.2
    mg
    1%
    Vitamin K
    0.0
    mcg
    0%
    Thiamin
    0.1
    mg
    5%
    Riboflavin
    0.0
    mg
    1%
    Niacin
    0.1
    mg
    0%
    Vitamin B6
    0.0
    mg
    1%
    Folate
    7.2
    mcg
    2%
    Vitamin B12
    0.0
    mcg
    0%
    Pantothenic Acid
    0.0
    mg
    0%
    Choline
    0.8
    mg
    Betaine
    0.1
    mg

    Minerals
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Calcium
    126
    mg
    13%
    Iron
    0.9
    mg
    5%
    Magnesium
    30.4
    mg
    8%
    Phosphorus
    76.1
    mg
    8%
    Potassium
    62.9
    mg
    2%
    Sodium
    2.3
    mg
    0%
    Zinc
    0.7
    mg
    5%
    Copper
    0.1
    mg
    7%
    Manganese
    0.6
    mg
    29%
    Selenium
    1.2
    mcg
    2%
    Fluoride
    ~

    Sterols
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Cholesterol
    0.0
    mg
    0%
    Phytosterols
    7.8
    mg

    Other
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Alcohol
    0.0
    g
    Water
    0.5
    g
    Ash
    0.6
    g
    Caffeine
    0.0
    mg
    Theobromine
    0.0
    mg


    Footnotes for Spices, poppy seed
    Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

    Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

    Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

    The Amino Acid Score has not been corrected for digestibility, which could reduce its value.

    IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


    Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/203/2#ixzz23FT8fZu7
     


    Poppy Seeds Substitute


    I normally use Sesame Seeds ( 1 : 1 most cases) some time use Cashew Nuts ( 1 spoon to 5)


    Where it can be used

    It can be used in baking bread,  muffin, Indian Kurma, Biryani etc..

    How to Store

    Poppy seeds should be stored in freezer for storage, where they will keep for several months, sometimes for up to a year.  Cannot be kept outside.

    Recipe Using  Poppy Seeds(Here I list only main dishes.. but Poppy Seeds can be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)


    http://Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com --> Search for Poppy Seeds

    2 comments:

    1. Thanks for sharing, never really knew so many details on poppy seeds

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    2. Thanks for sharing its really its very helpful for me keep share with like this hulled sesame seeds

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