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posto (পোস্ত)

Language: Bengali

Description: Poppy seeds. Poppy seeds are the seed of the opium poppy. They are improved by roasting and are used for thickening curries instead of cornflours or other starches.

Blue poppy seeds, with many thanks to Arjuna on Mill Road in Cambridge

Latin: Papaver somniferum
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal
Better known as: khus khus
Also known as: abhini, afing gach, afugoch, ahiphena, aphima, aphu, cus cus, gasa gasa, gasa gasaalu, gasalu, kasa kasa, khas khas, khaskhasa, post, posta, postaka, postdana

See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine

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