Tiny oil seeds from the opium poppy flower that has a nutty flavour. The seeds maybe used whole, ground or to extract poppy seed oil. The white poppy seeds are called potak or postu. Poppy seeds are small and kidney shaped. They are less than a millimeter in length and are used as a spice or for decoration of the dish.
The seeds contain antioxidants that prevent diseases and promote good health. The outer coat is a good source of dietary fiber that helps in easing constipation.