ChiltanPure Poppy Seeds (خشخاش)
Poppy Seeds are nutty oil seeds obtained from the poppy plant, which, along with garlic and mustard, is a staple spice in Pakistani cuisine.
Poppy, which goes by the botanical name Papaver somniferum is not only beneficial for its use in culinary applications but also for its wide range of health benefits in treating a host of ailments, including heart problems, digestion, hair and skin issues, insomnia, diabetes, bone disorder, and neural problems.
How does it work?
In the medieval period, poppy seeds were widely used as sedatives. It was used in milk, opium, or a mixture of honey to calm crying babies, aid in sleeping, and improve women’s fertility issues.
In culinary, they can be used widely in recipes such as bagels and muffins and eating raw.
Poppy seeds are common in flavoured bread, cakes, rolls, and pastries. They are often sprinkled on the dishes, as a side dish or as a spice with farm cheese, cheese, eggs, cake crust, lettuce, cookies, cakes, bread, pastries, salads, sauces, curries, sauces for meat and fish, vegetables and noodles.