Untreated organic bitter apricot seeds from South-Tirol, Italy
The apricot originated in central Asia, but soon made its way to Persia, where it got its name "the seed of the sun". It was Alexander the Great who brought the fruit to Southern Europe, but it wasn't until the end of the 16th century that cultivation of the apricot began in Northern Europe.
In the Orient in particular, apricot kernels are a celebrated foodstuff. They are consumed at almost every meal and it would be impossible to imagine life there without them. The flesh of the fruit itself is enjoyed first, after which the kernel is removed from its shell and eaten.
Apricot kernels taste and look very similar to almonds. Their distinguishing feature is their tocopherol (vitamin E) content. Like almonds, apricot kernels also contain a number of minerals such as iron, folic acid, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Apricot kernels can be used for baking, in muesli, fruit salads, and salads, or just on their own as a healthy snack.
Note: Bitter apricot kernels contain increased amounts of cyanogenic glycosides. These release hydrogen cyanide during the digestion process. Our new apricot kernels from Italy are a little less bitter compared to the previous kernels. Despite the lower hydrocyanic acid value, the consumption level for adults of max. 1-2 raw kernels per day must not be exceeded. The consumption of a larger number of seeds can lead to a hydrogen cyanide poisoning.
- Keep away from childern
- Maximal dosage: 1-2 kernels per day