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apricot seeds

Post: #261385 demi
Sun May 27, 2012 5:36 pm

iv just discovered you can eat the stone inside the apricots!
they are dried first in the sun.
when ready they taste and look just like almonds! yummy! :cheers:
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Post: #261395 JuzaMum
Sun May 27, 2012 7:27 pm

Mmmm yes they are nice. A lot of manufactured almondy products use them, battenberg cakes, macaroons etc. Cheaper but still good.
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Post: #261403 Zech
Sun May 27, 2012 9:58 pm

Yes, they are delicious, but don't overdo it - they have cyanide in!

Here's some advice on the subject: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/193/are-apricot-seeds-poisonous
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Post: #261409 okra
Mon May 28, 2012 7:33 am

Zech wrote:Yes, they are delicious, but don't overdo it - they have cyanide in!

Here's some advice on the subject: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/193/are-apricot-seeds-poisonous


The FSA has recommended that only two per day are eaten

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Post: #261410 Green Aura
Mon May 28, 2012 7:43 am

I remember they were considered one of the first superfoods back in the 80s. As a source of laetrile they were going to prevent cancer but then several people died and that was that.
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Post: #261412 demi
Mon May 28, 2012 8:45 am

omg sceriously! i must have eaten about 50 in one go!!!!!!! i never even knew! why did no body tell me! maybe they are seacretly trying to bump me off!!! :lol:
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Re: apricot seeds

Post: #261413 demi
Mon May 28, 2012 8:50 am

ah it says if they're roasted it distroys the cyanide. maybe they are actually roasted, i just asumed they were sun dried.
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Post: #261433 wabbit955
Mon May 28, 2012 6:13 pm

lightly crush them put in a bottle of brandy with sugar leave for a few month you have ameretto
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Re: apricot seeds

Post: #261442 gray_bale
Mon May 28, 2012 7:55 pm

On a similar vein, I remember reading many years ago that apple pips were also poisonous with cyanide, but you would need to eat a whole cup full to have any reaction.

Also that orange peel was used for wine making and the alcohol produced actually dissolved the waxy oil they were treat with on the outside. Not sure if they still do that thou.
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