Friday, September 5, 2008

Poppy Seeds Can Make You Fail A Drug Test

I watched Food Detectives the other day. I don't know why, but I really like that show.

From their website:
Science meets food as Ted Allen and his band of culinary sleuths conduct experiments to find the truth behind all of your burning food conundrums.

One of the experiments they conducted was how many poppy seed bagels could a person eat before they would fail a drug test. The answer was 5. But how is that possible - well, the poppy seed is taken from the same plant that opium comes from (or something like that).

3 comments:

Martha said...

Are they addictive and how much do they cost? I could use some.

Marcie and Robert Frank said...

MythBusters said that it would take a million poppy seeds to make you fail a drug test. These two shows should have a face-off!

Half-Redneck said...

It looked like there was a lot of poppy seeds on those bagels - could have been a million because they're so tiny!