Poppy seeds are like tiny hard grains. The Western type is slate blue; the Indian type, off-white. Both are kidney-shaped. The blue seeds average 1mm (.O4in) in length, while the white seeds are somewhat smaller. They are similar in flavor and texture and their uses are interchangeable. The seeds mature in a capsule left after the flower fades. They are widely available in a dried form.
Bouquet: A mild sweetish aroma which is brought out by roasting or baking.
Flavor: Mild until heated, then it becomes nutty, with sweet-spicy under-tones.