Poppy seed is a very popular culinary ingredient in the Middle East area. I had the best poppy seed bread when I was in Turkey. I'm not sure how they prepared the poppy seed paste that was folded into pastry bread, but it almost tasted like cocoa. It kind of reminded me of a cinnamon roll. It was basically bread with a layer of poppy seed paste inside. It was quite delicious and I'm sure nutritious too.
I've not had many dishes with poppy seed but I'm open to trying new recipes. There are obviously different ways to cook and bake with this seed than many of us are aware of.