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Food Highs: Can Some Benign Ingredients Really Take You Higher?

Poppy Seeds

It only makes sense that by ingesting the seed of the narcotic opium poppy that some sort of consciousness altering would take place. However poppy seed highs are very rare and almost impossible to obtain. The amount of poppy seed muffins one would have to eat to access any sense of euphoria would probably provide extreme gastrointestinal distress before it got you anywhere close to being high. Still, poppy seeds do contain very small amounts of the opium alkaloids morphine and codeine, which won’t get you high but might cause you to fail a drug test.

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Eric Steinman

Eric Steinman is a freelance writer based in Rhinebeck, NY. He regularly writes about food, music, art, architecture, and culture and is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit among other publications.


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2:44PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

The best, healthiest, all-natural, non-addictive, non-toxic means of accessing a loving, peaceful feeling is cannabis.

8:49PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

esp. interesting re: nutmeg

3:18AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

This was interesting, thank you.

4:16AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

thanks for sharing...interesting...hope no one is getting any ideas...

12:39AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Just a few of many things which can cause bad side effects when you ingest certain items enough to cause toxicity poison which can be thought of as a high.

8:28PM PDT on Sep 12, 2011


2:26PM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Hilarious! Never heard the one about rye before.

6:45AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

very to have some nutmeg toast now..

4:57PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011


1:14PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

Well, surprising...
I guess "everything in moderation" is good advice! :-)

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