Untreated organic bitter apricot seeds from Uzbekistan in raw food quality
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 vitamin B15 (pangamate, pangamic acid) and 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.
Apricot kernel bitter contain an increased amount of cyanogenic glycosides. The consumption of a greater number of kernels can lead to cyanide poisining.
- Keep away from childern
- Maximal dosage for adults: 1-2 kernels per day