Who does not know such wisdom from old times, which were passed on from generation to generation. But what about these traditions? Closer reviews show that many of these wisdoms are based on half-truths or even errors. "Poppy Makes You Stupid" - but in this spell could even a grain of truth. Only the term "stupid" has to be interpreted more generously, but from time to time "poppy seeds are stupid" and "stupid" comes from "deaf".
Low traces of opiates
So the connection to the poppy. The poppy contains an anesthetic from which morphine is produced. Although morphine is extracted from opium poppy, the edible poppy still contains few traces of opiates, which can even be detected in the urine. One gram of black seed has the same pharmacological effect as 2 to 251 micrograms of morphine (1 microgram = 1 millionth of a gram).
Assuming an average morphine content per gram, a child would have to eat 4 to 8 poppy seed rolls or 200g poppy seed cake before any measurable effect would occur. For this reason, nutritionists consider the consumption of edible poppy harmless. A conclusion that makes poppy stupid, is therefore not justified.