The fact that there is narcotic chocolate in the market... and the secret of using poppy seeds in it
Dr. Gaber Nassar, the former president of Cairo University, launched a surprise that raised concern among many, about the circulation of narcotic chocolate in the markets, which causes positive samples to appear with drug tests in some people in their workplaces, and exposing them to dismissal even though they do not take any narcotics This is due to the fact that some types of chocolate contain the narcotic poppy seeds.
Dr. Jaber Nassar revealed, in a post on his official account on the social networking site “Facebook”, that some types of chocolate in the markets contain a percentage of narcotic poppy seeds, and it is permissible to use and eat them in Europe and America, but their presence in the local market is considered a crime. .
Using poppy seeds in chocolate
For his part, Dr. Marwan Salem, a clinical nutritionist, said that there are types of chocolate and cake in the market that include poppy seeds, which are oil seeds extracted from the poppy plant from which opium and opiate substances and medicines are extracted, as well as painkillers, adding that those seeds are chemically treated, It is widely traded in Europe.
In his interview with Al-Watan, Salem added that most cakes and chocolates contain poppy seeds as a main ingredient, as well as pastries that are used like flour, especially in Europe, from which we use types of chocolates and cakes without knowing that they contain those seeds.
Eating poppy seeds inside chocolate does not lead to addiction, according to a therapeutic nutritionist, as these percentages are lacking in the active substance in it, pointing out that, on the contrary, there is chocolate mixed with cannabis, and it is abundant in all of Europe, Holland, Austria and Germany, and it is sold in stores.
Why is poppy used in chocolate?
The use of poppy seeds in chocolate has several reasons, according to Salem, including that it is rich in nutritional value, and contains high fibers that help increase the size of the dough, as well as rich in protein, saturated and mono fats, and some types of vitamins, minerals, salts, calcium, iron, phosphorous and potassium.