I semi di papavero (from the Papaver plant) are known for the tall content of calcium and vitamin E, but also for the sedative and calming effect on the nervous system. Widely used in the kitchen, especially to enrich baked goods, they are also one source of fats and proteins. Let's find out better.
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The main nutrients of poppy seeds
There are several varieties of poppy, from the opium poppy to the common poppy, called rosolaccio. THE semi di papavero they can be white or black and are, like all oilseeds, a rich source of fats and proteins.
They are also a valuable reserve of manganese, calcium, linoleic acid (Omega 6) e Vitamin E.
Poppy seeds are used as a natural remedy for anxiety and stress, in fact they have a mild sedative and calming effect for the nervous system.
The calcium content is a valuable aid to the health of teeth and bones, especially for women in menopause, while that of manganese fights the harmful action of free radicals and helps to keep blood sugar levels under control. Poppy seeds also contain phytosterols which reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the body.
The seeds are the main source of omega 3 and omega 6
Poppy seeds in the kitchen
Like all oil seeds, poppy seeds are also widely used in the doughs of baked goods and pastry: really tasty the combination with citrus fruits that often sees these seeds co-starring in cakes together with oranges or lemons.
They are widely used in German cuisine and in the country they belong to the culinary tradition of Trentino-Alto Adige. A classic, for example, is the poppy seed strudel.
Poppy seeds, in the white variety, are among the spices that make up the curry, the blend of Indian origin that gives meat and vegetables that exotic aroma that makes them really tasty.
An original idea? Prepare a personalized curry! Just add to the poppy seeds other spices to taste including coriander, turmeric, pepper, cumin and ginger. To obtain a powder you can use a mortar while for the curry paste an electric mixer will be fine, bearing in mind that 1/3 of the mixture must be liquid (water, olive oil or coconut milk).
Poppy seeds among the foods with the highest concentration of calcium
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> Poppy seeds are natural relaxing remedies
> Poppy among the 10 herbs for sleep
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