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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.

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