Afghan Poppy Seeds

Afghan poppy seeds

Afghan Poppy (Papaver somniferum)

Afghan Poppy (Papaver somniferum), opium poppy, is an annual herbaceous plant in the Papaveraceae (poppy family) that originated in southeastern Europe and western Asia, and are now widely cultivated in Europe, Asia, China, and North Africa for their seeds, which are used in baking, as a condiment, and for their edible oil. It is also widely (and often illegally) cultivated for the production of opium, heroine, and morphine derived from the latex of the unripe fruit capsules. This species, along with numerous other Papaver species, is also planted as an ornamental for its attractive flowers and foliage…….Read More