Poppy blossoms are some of the most beautiful flowers you can grow. But the petals, as thin and delicate as crepe paper, don’t last long. The seeds, however, are vessels of endurance. Rich in omega-3s, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, a wide range of vitamins and all of the essential amino acids, poppy seeds are exceptionally nutritious, contributing to health and, it is said, to longevity. Poppy seeds have been produced since nearly the dawn of agriculture and have been used in culinary creations all over the world as a spice, condiment, garnish, thickening agent, dessert base, and even as a component of dinner entrees. Easily grown, and yielding hundreds of thousands of seeds from just a small patch, breadseed poppy is a two-for: an exceptionally beautiful bloom that leads to a harvest of health-giving seeds.