Papaver somniferum This tiny spice measures 1/16 inch in diameter. It would take approximately one million seeds to equal a pound. These dried bluish gray seeds do come from the poppy plant. They are grown in central Europe, the Middle East, and India. Poppy Seeds have a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. There are also beige and brown poppy seeds, though these are much more common in Asian or Middle Eastern markets. Poppy Seeds have a very high oil content. The flavor of Poppy Seeds can be augmented by toasting them.
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