Form and particle size: round colour: grey-blue to navy blue
Flavour: hazelnut, pine nut, woody, slightly bitter
Calories*: 551 kcal
Protein*: 19.7 g
Fat*: 40 g
Fibre*: 15 g


  • Decontaminated

Sources: France, EU
Packaging: paper bags contain 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg and 25kg and big-bags

* on average per 100 grams of seeds

Poppy seeds

poppy seeds

The flavour of raw 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. In Asian cuisine, blue poppy seeds are used as a spice in their own right. Blue poppy seeds and sesame, combined in a seed mix, bring a rich, complex flavour.

In Eastern Europe, blue poppy seeds are a must in numerous pastries. They go very well

with sweet and tangy flavours such as lemon.

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

The colour, small size and shape of blue poppy seeds make them a sure bet for baked good toppings. Crunchy 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. And why not sprinkle blue poppy seeds over a vanilla or coconut ice- cream for a black and white dessert?

Blue poppy seeds:
high in calcium

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

Blue poppy seeds are oilseeds containing between 35% and 45% fat on average, mainly in polyunsaturated form.

Most poppy varieties contain opioid alkaloids, such as codeine and morphine. However blue poppy seeds themselves contain very little or no opioid alkaloids. They can become contaminated as a result of insect damage or during harvesting, when dust from plant parts containing these alkaloids adheres to the seeds.

Source and French blue poppy seed supply chain

The blue poppy, also known as the breadseed poppy or sleeping poppy, is a variety of opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). 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 directly with French farmers. This means we can guarantee optimal traceability. The seeds are sorted on our dedicated line for a product purity of 99.9%.

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

We also market blue poppy seeds with a morphine equivalent content of less than 90 ppm, ideal for the baked goods sector in particular.

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