As we have already told, among the different uses of poppy seeds, it is found as a nutrient for meals. This is because one tablespoon contains 46 calories, 1.5 g of protein, and 4 g of fat. That is, they represent between 1% and 6% of the recommended daily value.
Now, as detailed in a study published in 2009, these seeds are a source of nutrients such as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, vitamin E and essential minerals. We detail it below:
Two tablespoons provide 7% of the daily value for dietary fiber. Coinciding with data from a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fiber promotes digestion, increases the feeling of satiety, promotes glucose control and regulates cholesterol.
Poppy seeds are an important source of vitamins. It provides small amounts of B2, B3, B5 and B6, vitamin C and also contains 20% of vitamin E. It is the latter, as highlighted by research published in the journal Nutrients, it acts as an antioxidant and is decisive to modulate the functions of the system immune.
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According to the data collected in SELF Nutrition Data, poppy seeds are a good source of minerals, such as manganese and calcium, and to a lesser extent magnesium, copper and phosphorus.
Calcium and copper
On the other hand, two tablespoons of these seeds provide 25% of the recommended daily doses of calcium and copper. In this case, coinciding with information disclosed in a Nutrients, calcium plays an important role in bone, heart and nervous system health.