Poppyseed oil (also poppy seed oil, poppy oil, and oleum papaveris seminis) is an edible oil from poppy seeds (seeds of Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy). The oil has culinary and pharmaceutical uses, as well as long established uses in the making of paints, varnishes, and soaps.
But not only do poppy seeds add great flavor and crunch to foods, they also provide some respectable health benefits. 1. One teaspoon of poppy seeds has enough calcium and phosphorus to meet 4% of your daily needs. … Iron is important for carrying oxygen throughout the body and helps us have a healthy immune system.