Scientists from Prešov University breed new type of poppy seed

Can be consumed.

(Source: TASR)

The breeding and registration of a new sort of poppy seed called Azurit is the result of almost ten years of research by ecologists from Prešov University.

New poppy seeds have better parametres for harvest and quality than up-to-now registered types. Azurit has a stable and higher harvest of seeds and higher weight of a thousand seeds in comparison with control types Opal and Major.

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"Poppy seeds are of a light-blue colour and have a higher volume of oil in the seed, what is the assumption of better taste and so the suitability of use for food purpose," explained Jozef Fejér from the Department of Ecology of Prešov University, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

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