Poppy seeds. Poppy seeds not only have a mild taste that makes them a welcome addition to a variety of dishes, but they also provide many nutrients to the body. They are often sprinkled on top of bagels, breads and buns, adding a delicious and crunchy note. They contain many phytochemicals that have been found to have antioxidant activity
Their unique aromatic taste is due to the many fatty acids and essential oils which make up about 50% of their net weight. The outer bark of the poppy seed is a good source of fiber.
It is a rich source of B vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid. Poppy seeds contain sufficient amounts of minerals such as iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium.