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Premium Poppy Seeds Blue - High Quality Food Grade

Premium Poppy Seeds Blue - High Quality Food Grade

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Best Poppy Seeds in NZ - Premium Food Grade Quality

Exclusive in New Zealand from Premium Spices Online Shop!


We supply only 100% Food Grade Blue Poppy Seeds for the New Zealand market, they are safe for you and your family's use.


We have been importing Poppy Seeds to NZ for over 12 years now, with our experience we source only the best quality available in the World!

Not only that, but we're thrilled to shine a spotlight on our premium poppy seeds for NZ, sourced and curated with meticulous attention to detail to bring you the finest quality in New Zealand.

At Premium Spices, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sourcing the highest quality ingredients from trusted producers, ensuring that each product meets our stringent standards of excellence. Join us as we delve into what sets our poppy seeds apart and why they're the perfect choice for your culinary adventures in New Zealand.

FAST & FREE NZ wide delivery Option!

Our Premium Poppy Seeds in NZ are perfect for Baking, Food Manufacturing, Seasoning, Bird feeds, farming needs, Tea etc.

Grow your culinary adventures with the addition of our premium seeds. Poppy Seeds are one of the most commonly used food products across all cultures in history, and have been so for more than a millennium. These versatile seeds can be used to spice up many dishes or can also be ground into powder to make poppy-seed cake, muffins, pastries and other delightful desserts that every sweet tooth will love! They are as diverse in their uses as they are endearing. For more uses of these versatile seeds, click here.

The poppy seed has a lot to offer. They're used in food production, for spicing and baking, and pairing with breads are also now used as an alternative to salt on salads. Our Poppy Seeds NZ come in different sizes and packaging, making them perfect for every occasion. 

Please read about scientific reasons to eat the seeds here.

These flavourful poppy seeds are a crucial ingredient in many culinary creations. They are harvested from poppy plants and retain their natural goodness. As edible seeds, poppy seeds enhance dishes with their distinct taste. Typically found in pods with a few seeds each, they have traditionally been used as a food additive and sweetener. Whether baking breads or brownies, poppy seeds add a richness that elevates the final product. For an innovative twist, consider using poppy seeds as a spice in egg salad instead of salt. The possibilities for culinary exploration are vast.

With Poppy Seeds from Premium Spices, your baked goods will be satisfyingly spiced and sprinkled with a pinch of perfect colour. Unlike most other seeds on the market, our Poppies are approved for human consumption by farmers who care about such things as quality, purity and taste.

Poppy Seeds are the perfect little seeds to use in your cooking to add colour, flavour and texture. They can be used as a topping for muffins, cakes or other confectionaries. You can also get creative with these small black-speckled seeds in jams and sauces. Spice up your dishes by adding seeds into them, from pancakes to salads!

These seeds produce a crop with lots of protein and a perfect crunch,

-2X more fibre than other seeds including flaxseeds, giving you better digestion and softer stool to see all day

Industrial bakers from coveted bakeries like Harvest Bread use poppy seeds to create pastries with a roasted nutty flavour.

Poppy seeds are a main ingredient for many dishes. They are both nutritious and flavourful, so you can't go wrong with these. From delightful pastries to upstanding breakfast meats, it seems impossible not to love the poppy seeds as they bring happiness to your palate. Plus, if you've ever been in an American kitchen before-chances are high that there were some homemade poppyseed cookies on the table or in the cabinet!

Grab a bag of poppy seeds today without any fear because they're one of the safest products out there when it comes to food.

With health benefits like calcium supplementation, protein engagement and even just satisfying hunger cravings-what's not to love about these wonderful seeds!

For more information and the History of Poppy Seed Cultivation read our blog.

Are poppy seeds a drug?

Everyone with a basic knowledge of biology knows, poppy seeds come from the opium poppy plant, Papaver somniferum . The mature seed pod of this plant contains a high concentration of these psychoactive chemicals. When the seed pod is incised while still on the plant, a sticky white latex oozes out, which dries into a yellow-brown resin while exposed to air. This dried sap can then be collected and processed into morphine or codeine, both opiate alkaloids, for medicinal use. In most cases, however, this process doesn't leave any of the psychoactive chemicals in the dried product. This is because they are quite unstable and degrade rather quickly into non-toxic, inactive metabolites.

   *Poppy Seed Consumption safe and risk-free*

As most people know, poppy seed consumption does not result in any sort of narcotic effect at these levels. This is because they are metabolised very quickly into non-active alkaloid compounds. They have been found to generally leave the body within 10 hours of ingestion, though some trace elements can be detected up to four days later depending on

 *Poppy Seed Tea*

Although there have been no established cases of people becoming high from ingesting poppy seeds, some people still claim to experience effects which may be attributed to opium ingestion. Some people make poppy seed tea by placing a few teaspoons of dry, unwashed seeds (to maximize alkaloid content) into boiling water.

We do not recommend drinking poppy seed tea!

Though poppy seed tea has become popular among drug users as a means of getting intoxicated on opiates without experiencing "watered down" effects, it actually contains no morphine or codeine molecules. The only potentially psychoactive substance contained within poppies (note: not limited to this species) is called papaverine , an alkaloidal chemical that produces respiratory depression but no euphoria.]

The amount of opiates contained in poppy seeds is so minute that it would be impossible to experience a high from ingesting them. Because of this, the only dangers associated with eating poppy seed products are related to their potential interactions when combined with other prescription medications. It is always best to check with your doctor before ingesting any new foods or medicines that have not been prescribed to you.

Though poppy seeds can potentially interact with some medications, it is unlikely that they will cause any harmful effects if taken in moderate doses. It has also been shown that eating poppy seed products decreases the rate of metabolism for many drugs due to their protein content, which means more medicine is entering the bloodstream at once. This may lead to negative side effects, so it is important to be aware of how different foods and medicines will react together when combined. Ask your GP if in doubt.

They can be found in breads, bagels, cakes, muffins, rolls, doughnuts, cookies/pastries/biscuits, breakfast cereals (such as Pop Tarts), ice cream, yoghurt, beverages (including beer and grape juice), salad dressings & condiments (such as chilli sauce) and even candies.

For more ideas how to make poppy seeds a part of your diet, see our blog post about the subject.

It is available by 100g, 1kg, and 4kg

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