Poppy seeds are available in every kitchen. This is used in biriyani, confectionaries, sweets, biscuits and cakes. This seeds are richest source of calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
100 gms of poppy seeds contain
- 1438 mg Calcium
- 870 mg Phosphorus
- 719 mg Potassium
It also contains vitamins and minerals like B complex, manganese, zinc, copper and iron, unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and linolenic acid, and dietary fiber. It lowers the LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol.
It is good remedy for sleeplessness when taken in blended form added to the milk before bed. It is a efficient cure for dysentry when this is roasted and blended and then added to honey. This is a traditional remedy for stomach problems. It improves the skin complexion when added with lime juice and cheese and then applied on face. Since this has calcium poppy seeds is good for bones.