Apricot kernels are, like most
nuts and seeds, very nutritious. Among the nutrients they contain is
amygdalin, which is also known as vitamin B17
Amygdalin (vitamin B17) is contained
in many hundreds of foods, but ones that are particularly rich in
have disappeared to a large extent from our Western diet. Peoples
the world who still eat a traditional diet, have been found to be
from cancer. These diets are rich in foods containing amygdalin.
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: The consumption of raw apricot kernels may result in adverse reactions. Raw apricot kernels contain amygdalin, which releases naturally occuring hydrocyanic acid. This is toxic in excess. It is the advice of Food Standards Australia/NZ and the Department of Health that raw apricot kernels are NOT SUITABLE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Please use responsibly.