Form and particle size: Round, small 0.5 mm to 1 mm
Colour: Black, blue
Flavour: Hazelnut, pine nut, woody, slightly bitter
Calories*: 551 kcal
Protein*: 19.7 g
Fat*: 40 g
Fibre*: 15 g


  • Decontaminated

Sources: France, Czech Republic
Packaging: Bags containing 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg or 25 kg and big-bags

* on average per 100 grams of Marianne poppies


Organic poppy seeds

Organic blue poppy seeds

The flavour of raw organic blue poppy seeds is quite mild. After heat treatment or cooking, notes of hazelnut and pine nut, as well as woody notes of variable intensity, emerge.

The colour, small size and shape of organic blue poppy seeds make them a sure bet for baked good toppings. Crunchy organic blue poppy seeds provide a nice contrast to the soft textures of Viennese or brioche breads.

These tiny dark seeds add a premium touch to your prepared meals, in a “grand chef”-style purée, for example.

In Eastern Europe, organic blue poppy seeds are a must in numerous pastries. They go very well with sweet and tangy flavours such as lemon.

In Asian cuisine, organic blue poppy seeds are used as a spice in their own right. Mixed together, organic blue poppy seeds and sesame bring a rich, complex flavour.

Added to delicatessen products, organic blue poppy seeds give products a gastronomic image. In Slavic cooking, they are used in festive and deluxe dishes. So organic blue poppy seeds add a touch of elegance to your culinary creations.

And why not sprinkle organic blue poppy seeds over a vanilla or coconut ice-cream for a black and white dessert?

Organic blue poppy seeds:
high in calcium

100 g of organic blue poppy seeds contain 10 times more calcium than 100 ml of milk. Their mineral content incudes iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

Organic blue poppy seeds are oilseeds containing between 35 and 45% fat on average. The fatty acids are predominantly polyunsaturated.

of blue poppy seeds

The blue poppy, also known as the breadseed poppy or sleeping poppy, is a variety of opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). All poppy varieties contain alkaloids, such as codeine and morphine. Blue poppies differ from the white opium poppies used in drug trafficking. Organic blue poppy seeds contain only a small amount of alkaloids.

Domesticated in the Neolithic period, the earliest traces of poppy cultivation in Europe date back to 4,000 years BCE.

As it does for flax and millet, FLANQUART works with French farmers. A network of farmers has been created, led by FLANQUART, and is based on participative exchange in order to optimise farming practices. This contract-based supply ensures producers in France receive a fair price for their product. This also means we can guarantee optimal traceability. The seeds are sorted on our dedicated line for product purity.

The Marianne variety of organic blue poppy seed grown by our farmers has a very low alkaloid content. Its morphine equivalent content is less than 10 ppm. An imported reference, consisting of a different variety containing less than 10 ppm, is also available.

We also market organic blue poppy seeds with a morphine equivalent content of less than 200 ppm.

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