Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in red blood cell formation
Improves bone and muscle health
May reduce cholesterol
Promotes healthy gums and teeth
Reduces risk of pancreatic cancer
Relieves constipation
Relieves indigestion

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 tbsp; Calories: 46; Fat: 3.7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2mg; Carbs: 2.5g; Fiber:2g; Sugars: 0.3g; Protein: 1.6g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 12%DV; Iron: 4%DV

Did You Know?

  • The tiny poppy seed actually comes from the plant that produces opium
  • Poppy seeds have been used as an expectorant in cough syrups and as an infusion to treat ear and toothaches


Ways to Eat:

  • Baked in/on bread, cakes, and rolls
  • Pressed into oil

Farming Trivia:

  • The poppy plant is native to Asia
  • The botanical name for the poppy flower means 'sleep bearing.'  Poppies were even used in the Wizard of Oz to put Dorothy to sleep. However, it does not have this effect
  • The red poppy flower has been the symbol of fallen warriors throughout history and was adopted as the emblem to commemorate Veterans Day in the United States

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.