Morphine and codeine from poppy seeds are sometimes detected in urine tests up to 48 hours after pastries containing poppy seeds are eaten, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Eating poppy seeds usually does not cause a person to test positive on a drug test.
Poppy seeds themselves are digested much like other food is, but are unique in that they contain opium residue. The source states that the amount of opium (and consequently of morphine) residue found on poppy seeds depends on how well they are cleaned, on what country they come from and on the time of harvest. Opium's constituents include morphine and codeine, which is why the USADA recommends that athletes avoid consuming poppy seeds either during or before competitions.Learn More
AboutDoggies states that poppy seeds are toxic to dogs. It references the Pet Poison Helpline’s statement that any part of the poppy plant contains opioids that could cause mild to moderate adverse symptoms in a dog.Full Answer >
Sesame seeds come from the Sesamum Indicum plant, which is a native of Africa. The seeds are used to make sesame oil and spices, and are also used as a flavoring on bread.Full Answer >
Poppy seeds are poisonous to dogs. All parts of the poppy plant contain opoids, and even the poppy seeds on rolls and bagels meant for human consumption are poisonous to dogs.Full Answer >
Poppy seeds are dispersed from their pods by the wind. Contained in pods with openings at the top, the seeds fall out when the wind is strong enough to bend the stalk.Full Answer >