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What is Apricot Kernels and are they dangerous?

What are Apricot Kernels and why would people eat them?

Information available online suggests that bitter apricot kernels can be used as an alternative cancer therapy and products (kernels and powdered kernels) are freely available for sale. The sale of bitter apricot kernels or raw bitter almonds, when accompanied by medicinal claims, is illegal in the Republic of Ireland (under the medicines legislation). Despite this, these products are being sold on the internet and through other sources. These sources may recommend consumption of bitter apricot kernels and almonds at very high quantities, which can lead to considerable exposure to cyanide and consequent cyanide poisoning.

Bitter Apricot Kernel recall

Recall: Rainbow Organic Apricot Bitter Kernals

Pack size: 250 g

Batch Code: 55467 DD 6

Weight Loss Shake Recalled

USN Ultralean Nutrition Shake is subject to recall as it was found to contain very high levels of selenium (165 times the labelled amount) which may pose an unacceptable risk to consumers.  

Healthy Chicken Recipe - No Allergens

Healthy Allergen Free Baked ChickenBaked garlic-lime chicken breasts

Low in fat & full of flavour

Risk of Cyanide Poisoning

Recall of Nua Naturals Organic Apricot Kernels Due to Incorrect Directions for Use on Label as over use could lead to Cyanide Poisoning

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