The poppy seed, is seed that comes from the famous poppy. Widely used in baking and pastry, on breads, buns and through various desserts, such as central European strudel poppy – Mohnstrudel and German cheesecake with poppy seeds.
The aroma of poppy seeds is slightly sweet, with notes of nuts, mainly reminiscent of almond, hazelnut and sesame is bittersweet aftertaste, with notes of nuts, mainly reminiscent of almond, hazelnut and sesame is bittersweet aftertaste. When baked taste and aroma are intensified. The most whitish seeds are milder flavor.
From poppy seeds produced edible oil, poppy seed oil, with many therapeutic properties. The paparounolado also used for cosmetics, but also in painting Why not distort colors.
Seed color: black / blue and white
– Antitussive: In some villages boil 1 tablespoon poppy seeds and drink tea for cough and sore throat.
– It is a mild hypnotic.
– It is emollient and antispasmodic.
– Against hyperstimulation: Since poppy decoction produced, called “poppy tea», poppy seed tea, which has euphoric and sedative properties, if you grind the seeds, boil with hot water and mix it with some cold juice or soda.
Usually used whole and crushed. In general, avoid buying ready crushed poppy seeds, because the report of the oils into the atmosphere, resulting easily rancid. It is not easy to grind the seeds if you do not have a special mill. The next good solution is the electric coffee grinder or attachment nuts in the blender. But if we intend to use them in liquid media such as beverages or foods, or to “pixoume” a sauce, we can soak them in advance in water for several hours and then milled very quickly with the liquid materials of our preparation .
The poppy well combined with milk, yogurt, almond milk, hazelnut milk or soya, the chocolate-shake or fruit juices. They can be used alone or combined with ginger, cardamom, fresh mint, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, sesame and sumac, with espereidoeidi orange or lemon, various sweet or savory preparations, alcoholic beverages and non.
The plant with beautiful red petals cultivated since ancient times by the ancient peoples of Persia, Egypt and Mesopotamia, the Greeks and Romans. The Poppy or Papaver poppy (Papaver Somniferum) or opium ** or sleep is called the type of poppy from which the poppy seeds, and opium.
The first written record of the poppy mentioned in Sumerian text dated to 4000 BC The Sumerians considered the ‘flower of joy, “probably because they used the opiate poppy.
The ancient Greek athletes put poppy seeds and honey to the wine to be robust and healthy. Poppy appears in Greek mythology. It is assigned to the goddess Demeter, which created the plant to soothe her grief when her daughter Persephone go for six months each year in the Underworld to meet Pluto. Besides Demeter and Sleep god connected to the poppy, as illustrated holding poppies or are crowned therewith.
Some form of opium used in the initiatory rites in the mysteries of Demeter, but also as analgesic drug (part of the plant used for therapeutic effect) in the holy Eileithyia, goddess of Greek mythology and Hera, goddesses, protectors of childbirth on support interest rates.
The sons of Hades, Sleep and Death are often reported to hold in their hands poppies symbolizing clearly both sleep that can cause the common poppy, until death can cause opiate poppy.
The Romans used the sap to alleviate the pain caused by love.
It is believed that the opium poppy grew from the tears of Venus.