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Type Soup
Place of origin Poland
Region or state Silesia, Lesser Poland, Świętokrzyskie
Main ingredients Hemp seeds
Cookbook: Siemieniotka  Media: Siemieniotka

Siemieniotka is a Silesian soup made of hemp seed, often eaten at the traditional Christmas Eve meal, Wigilia.[1]

The hemp seeds are cooked, separated from the shells, ground into paste and mixed with milk and honey (an alternative recipe in Polish). Siemieniotka is part of Poland's ancient, pre-Christian, Aryan-Saka-Sarmatian traditions.

The name of the dish comes from its main component: seeds (siemie).

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  1. ^ "List of Traditional Products". Polish Ministry of Agriculture.