Poppy seeds take the cake to an all-new high
Nutrition wise, poppy seed is a nutritionally dense spice with high levels of essential minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
However, Malaysians could end up in jail for consuming cakes topped with or containing poppy seeds.
City Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Wan Abdullah Ishak said consumers if found positive for drugs, “even if they denied it”, could be charged in court.
“If they are subjected to a urine test and found positive for drugs, they will be detained. They can be charged under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a maximum two years’ jail or RM5,000 fine, for taking drugs,” continued the chief.
According to him, police had detected cases where poppy seeds which are illegal to consume in Malaysia were added to cakes, allegedly to boost sales.
So there you have it, you have been cautioned. The officials did not offer how much poppy seed you would have to consume before getting high.
Additionally, according to Wikipedia, in Indian traditional medicine (Ayurveda), soaked poppy seeds are ground into a fine paste with milk and applied on the skin as a moisturizer.