Amazing Benefits of Poppy seed/Khus khus
Known for various nutritional benefits the poppy seeds/Khus khus are a very common ingredient in the baking industries. Derived from the poppy plant scientifically known as Papaver somniferum, the poppy seeds are known as ‘khus khus‘ in Hindi, ‘Kasa Kasa‘ in Tamil, ‘Posto‘ in Bengali and simply ‘Poppy seeds’ in English. Although they are derived opium poppy these seeds do not contain narcotic properties. They are known for its crisp texture and nut-like flavor which makes it a suitable ingredient for baking flavored cakes, rolls, cookies or you can simply add it as seasoning to your traditional dishes to enhance the flavor. These seeds are a good source of dietary fibers, oleic acids and certain volatile oils which are essential for human health.