Khaskhas (50g)

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  • Our premium Khaskhas or poppy seeds are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers, ensuring a natural and pure product. 
  • Our organic Khaskhas or poppy seeds are non-genetically modified organisms. (non-GMO). 
  • Our Khaskhas or poppy seeds are produced with a commitment to environmentally friendly practices. 
  • Poppy seeds are an excellent source of essential nutrients, including calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc, which are vital for overall health.
  • High in calcium and phosphorus, poppy seeds help maintain strong and healthy bones, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
  • The dietary fibre in poppy seeds supports healthy digestion, preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements.
  • Poppy seeds contain healthy fats and omega-6 fatty acids, which help lower bad cholesterol levels and support cardiovascular health.
  • Poppy seeds are often ground into a paste and used as a natural thickening agent in sauces, curries, and gravies, adding both texture and a subtle nutty flavour to dishes.
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Khaskhas (50g)

Khaskhas (50g)

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Khaskhas or poppy seeds, scientifically known as Papaver somniferum and belonging to the Papaveraceae family, have a long history that traces back to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean and Middle East. These tiny seeds were introduced to India through trade routes over centuries and have since become an integral part of Indian cuisine and traditional medicine. Our Khaskhas or poppy seeds are sourced from the states of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, where the climatic conditions and soil quality are ideal for their cultivation, poppy seeds are valued for their unique flavour and nutritional benefits. 

An interesting fact about Khaskhas or poppy seeds is their role in ancient medicine; they were used for their sedative properties and pain-relieving effects. Health-wise, Khaskhas or poppy seeds are rich in essential nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and fibre, promoting bone health, aiding digestion, and supporting overall well-being. In culinary uses, they are highly versatile, used to thicken sauces, add texture to baked goods, and garnish dishes, imparting a mild nutty flavour and a pleasant crunch.

Khaskhas Benefits:

  • Poppy seeds are an excellent source of essential nutrients, including calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc, which are vital for overall health.

  • High in calcium and phosphorus, poppy seeds help maintain strong and healthy bones, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

  • The dietary fibre in poppy seeds supports healthy digestion, preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements.

  • Poppy seeds contain healthy fats and omega-6 fatty acids, which help lower bad cholesterol levels and support cardiovascular health.

  • Traditionally used for their mild sedative properties, poppy seeds can help relieve pain and promote relaxation, aiding in the management of conditions like insomnia and anxiety.

  • Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, poppy seeds help nourish the skin, reduce inflammation, and promote a healthy complexion.

  • Poppy seeds are often ground into a paste and used as a natural thickening agent in sauces, curries, and gravies, adding both texture and a subtle nutty flavour to dishes.

  • When used whole, poppy seeds add a pleasant crunch and a mild, nutty taste to baked goods, desserts, and traditional Indian recipes. 

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FAQ's

What are khaskhas? 

Khaskhas, also known as poppy seeds, are small oilseeds obtained from the poppy plant. They are widely used in Indian cuisine for their nutty flavour and crunchy texture.

How can I use khaskhas in my cooking? 

You can use khaskhas in a variety of dishes, from topping breads and rolls to thickening sauces and gravies. They are also a key ingredient in many sweets and desserts.

Can khaskhas be used in making desserts? 

Absolutely! Khaskhas are commonly used in desserts, especially in Indian cuisine. They add a delightful crunch and nutty flavour to sweets like kheer, halwa, and cakes.

Is there a specific way to prepare khaskhas before using them in recipes? 

It's a good practice to soak khaskhas in water for a couple of hours or overnight to soften them. This makes them easier to grind into a paste for use in various dishes.

How do khaskhas enhance the flavour of food? 

Khaskhas add a nutty and slightly sweet flavour to dishes, enhancing both the taste and texture of recipes like curries, breads, and desserts.

What is the best way to incorporate khaskhas in breakfast meals? 

You can sprinkle soaked or ground khaskhas on oatmeal, yoghurt, or smoothies for a nutritious start to your day. They add a nice crunch and a boost of minerals.

Are khaskhas suitable for children? 

Yes, khaskhas are safe and nutritious for children. They can be included in kids' meals like porridge and baked goods to add texture and nutrients.

Can khaskhas be used in savoury dishes? 

Absolutely, khaskhas are excellent in savoury dishes. They can be used as a thickening agent in curries or as a coating for koftas and other fried foods.

How do khaskhas differ from other seeds? 

Khaskhas are unique due to their high oil content and distinct nutty flavour, making them different from seeds like sesame or sunflower seeds in both taste and culinary uses.

Can I make a drink with khaskhas? 

Yes, you can make a traditional Indian drink called "thandai" with khaskhas. It's a refreshing and nutritious beverage often enjoyed during the summer or festivals.