Poppy Seeds Nutrients and Health Benefits

Poppy Seeds

In this article I’d like to let GenuineAid’s readers know more about the very popular baking ingredient called Poppy Seed. Poppy Seeds are derived from a plant called Opium Poppy (or Papaver somniferum). Until I took a close-up picture of a Poppy Seeds myself I never knew that they actually have an interesting shape to them. Poppy Seeds have a kidney shape to them with little dimples all over them.

People from around the world use Poppy Seeds as whole just as they are, or as ground, or as pressed for oil which is then called Poppy Seed Oil. Believe it or not but some idiots use Poppy Seeds (or to be more exact Poppy Seed Pods) to make illegal drugs which damages people’s health. Medical industry also uses Poppy Seed plants to derive important ingredients. Also, if your employer wants you to take a drug test, but you ate some Poppy Seeds in a muffin, cake, or some other kind of baked goods, then you must let the employer and the tester know about it, because you drug test will show positive because of the small amounts of opium in seeds.

The Nutrients in one ounce (or 28 grams) of Poppy Seeds are:

- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
- Choline
- Betaine
- Protein
- Calcium (Good Amount)
- Iron
- Magnesium (Good Amount)
- Phosphorus (Good Amount)
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Zinc
- Copper (Good Amount)
- Manganese (Large Amount)
- Selenium
- Phytosterols
- Natural Fats
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Natural Sugars
- Dietary Fiber (Good Amount)
- Carbohydrates
- Calories

According to the amounts of the Nutrients in Poppy Seeds, these little nuts are loaded with good stuff. But let’s look only at the benefits of the high-amount Nutrients:

Manganese:
- Supports strong bones
- Supports healthy bones
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Supports healthy thyroid gland
- Improves Nerve health
- Protects from free radicals
- Helps protect from nausea
- Reduces vomiting
- Reduces skin rashes
- Maintains Hair color
- Normalizes Cholesterol levels
- Helps prevent dizziness
- Helps prevent hearing loss
- Supports healthy reproduction

Calcium:
- Maintains healthy bones
- Improves nerve function
- Improves muscle function
- Supports Healthy blood clotting
- Reduces feet tingling
- Reduces hand tingling
- Lowers chance of retardation in children
- Reduces chance of bone deformities
- Reduces feet numbness
- Reduces hand numbness
- Improves teeth health

Magnesium:
- Relaxes nerves
- Relaxes muscles
- Strengthens bones
- Builds bones
- Improves blood circulation
- Protects from muscle spasms
- Improves heart rate
- Normalizes blood sugar level
- Helps prevent headaches

Copper:
- Reduces tissue damage
- Supports bone health
- Supports thyroid gland function
- Support Nerves health
- Increases Good Cholesterol (HDL)
- Decreases Bad Cholesterol (LDL)
- Reduces Fatigue
- Reduces Weakness
- Helps body utilize the Iron

Dietary Fiber:
- Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
- Normalizes Cholesterol Levels
- Regularizes Bowel Movement
- Helps prevent constipation
- Helps prevent hemorrhoids
- Supports Weight Loss

If you need to buy some Poppy Seeds for Baking or Nutritional needs, then discover the products below :)

Colorado Spice Poppy Seed, Whole, 28-Ounce Jars (Pack of 2) Simply Organic Poppy Seed Whole Certified Organic, 3.81-Ounce Containers  (Pack of 3) Bob's Red Mill Poppy Seeds, 8-Ounce Packages (Pack of 8) Frontier Poppy Seed Whole, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)

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