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Can it hurt to swallow fruit seeds?

  1. Stone fruit kernels and apple and pear kernels contain plant toxins (cyanogenic glycosides) that can be converted into cyanide (or hydrocyanic acid) in your body. Consider stone fruits: apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries. Swallow the Prefer not to burn the seeds.

Don't panic

  1. If you accidentally swallow a kernel, that is not possible like evil. The kernel is not digested by the body and just becomes pooped out. If you chew the kernel, a small amount can be used released. That is not a problem either. But do not grind the seeds in a blender or with a stick blender to put them on your food or in a smoothie. sprinkle.


  1. If there is a lot of cyanide in you body, you get complaints such as accelerated breathing, headache, giddiness. If you get these complaints, consult your doctor.

  1. Apricot kernels Especially in apricot kernels and bitter almond kernels high concentrations of hydrocyanic acid were found. It is also found in elderberries, flaxseed, bitter almonds and exotic root vegetables (such as cassava). In cherry stones are the quantities lower. Even lower with pears or apples. The almonds you buy in the store are often sweet almonds, these are no problem.

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