Your blood can test positive for drugs if you eat 2 to 4 poppy seed bagels!!!

@mentalward (14716)
United States
January 10, 2009 4:58am CST
Were you aware of that? For those people who love their poppyseed-topped muffins or bagels, you can test positive for illegal drugs! Depending on your weight, 2 to 4 poppyseed bagels or muffins can cause you to have a positive drug test! There was an episode on the TV sitcom 'Seinfeld' where Elaine, I believe, was tested for drugs at her job. She had just recently eaten 2 poppyseed-topped bagels. Because of this show, I HAD to do my own research. Yep, it's true! I'm wondering now how many people have been turned down for a job because they had to take a pre-employment drug test or how many have been fired from their jobs due to their blood showing positive for drugs after a random drug screening, simply because they love their poppyseed bagels or muffins?!? These poppy seeds that produce opium (Papaver somniferum) are legal to grow, sell, trade, everything BUT manipulate in any way to obtain the opium. They are absolutely gorgeous flowers and the seeds are very yummy when used in some food processing. You can grow these flowers and let them go to seed, harvest the seed and cook with them or sell them to bakeries. The dried seed pods (where the opium is naturally grown) are sold to florists for dried flower arrangements once the seeds have been removed. I have a bunch of these seeds because I think the poppy flower is one of the most beautiful flowers around and I love gardening. Because deer, geese and other wildlife seem to LOVE to eat my plants, I'm thinking I might plant these seeds around the border of my property. If the wildlife eat them, they may just be so high from the opium that they'll leave my fruit trees, berry bushes and vegetable garden alone! Did you know this about poppy seeds? Would you make an effort to remember to NOT eat any food cooked with poppy seeds if you were looking for employment or worked at a place that did random drug tests? Will you be looking at those poppyseed bagels and muffins differently now?
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
I heard all about that but I did not it show up in the blood..I love poppy seed bagels to.or muffins. cd
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
10 Jan 09
They do add a distinctive flavor to things, don't they? I'm not crazy about poppy seeds, personally, but I do love the flowers! Maybe I could grow enough to sell the seeds to bakeries and the dried pods to florists. What an interesting and diversified plant the poppy is!
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• Canada
10 Jan 09
Well if you do all the best of luck in getting rich $$$$ from them [GOOD LUCK} cd
@winterose (39927)
• Canada
13 Jan 09
two poppy seeds? can you give me the link? yes I knew about the opium count, no I do not eat poppyseeds at all so it would never affect me and I have never been tested for blood for a job.
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Considering how many calories are in a bagel, there's very little danger of my eating more than half of one!
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Hahahaha! I know all about those diet-destroyers, too! My hubby loves bagels so, when I get them, I buy the bags of mini-bagels. He'll eat like three of them while one is enough for me!
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I love those miniature bagels but they are so hard to get out of the toaster!
@ElicBxn (58182)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I did know this, but I think poppy seeds are more decoration to me and don't care to eat them if I don't have to. No, I don't have the most sensitive taste buds in the world.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
10 Jan 09
They do add a slight and very distinct flavor to things. I don't care for them because there's nothing like getting a poppy seed stuck between your teeth! No, thanks!
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@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
16 Jan 09
I did not know that. I wold not like to be stopped by the police after eating poppy seed bagels. Thanks for providing this information.
@savak03 (6611)
• United States
13 Jan 09
That is some very interesting information. I missed that episode of seinfield. I don't eat a lot of breads with seeds on them so for me I don't anticipate a problem but I wonder if the people who would be using anyway would try to use poppyseeds as a defense?
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I love poppyseed cake and muffins. I buy the quick packages and fix them all the time, second to them is bluberry. It wont change the way I feel. I have been eating poppyseed cakes all my life....and I plan on eating them the rest of my life...as long as they dont get to the point that I cant afford them anymore....
@sacmom (14361)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I actually saw this episode some time ago. When I watched it I couldn't believe it! I have eaten this type of bread before when I was growing up. I loved eating the little seeds! So when I saw this episode I asked my husband about it and he said that it was true. He explained all about and how one can get high from the seeds if they eat enough of them. It's weird that these little seeds can be consumed by anyone young or old and it's legal. Strange. I definitely look at poppy seeds differently now.
@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
Really? I didn't know that.. thanks for the heads up! =)
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Ah ha!! Now I know what excuse to use!! LMBO!!!! Just kidding Marti!! Just kidding!! But I've got to tell you, I have thought about it with all this sh!t I've been put through!! But trust me, I haven't gone there.... YET!! I've put the word out there though that if things don't lighten up, I'll turn in that direction because I can't take any more and I'm not wanting to go to an insane place. Yeah, the MENTAL WARD!! LMBO!!
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I was just reading the first part of your post and was about to type that this reminds me of a Seinfeld episode but you mentioned it already. That is where I learned about poppy seeds... I do not remember eating a lot o poppyseed bagels or muffins but if I do, I would just cram the a remainder of said food in my purse just in case I test positive. So they would know I wasn't hitting it in another way.
• India
10 Jan 09
You are right. It can happen I understand. But in my place we are very fond of poppy seeds, and take lots of them with our food. We take them in our gravies, fries, and others.