Poppy seeds contain many plant-derived chemical compounds that found to have antioxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
The seeds are especially rich in oleic and linoleic acids. But, Oleic acid a mono-unsaturated fatty acid, helps lower LDL levels in the blood.
It contains B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid.
Poppy seeds contain very small levels of opium alkaloids such as morphine, thebaine, codeine, Papaverine.
But, these chemicals found to have some beneficial effects on the human body; soothe nervous irritability, act as painkillers
Moreover, the seeds widely employed in confectionery like stuffing, rolls, bagels, sweet bread, biscuits, and cakes.
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