Apricot kernels

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    Apricot kernels

    Does anyone know where I can buy apricot kernels for snacking on? They have very good health benefits if eaten in moderation.

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    I've not seen them but I would imagine that Indian provision stores may know where to get them from. Alternatively, some of the health food stores around town may also have them.

    A warning from Wikipedia:
    In 1993, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets tested the cyanide content of two 220 gram (8oz) packages of apricot kernels that were imported from Pakistan which were being sold in health-food stores as a snack. The results showed that each package, if consumed entirely, contained at least double the minimum lethal dosage of cyanide for an adult human. The apricot pits were recalled and removed from stores. On average, an apricot kernel contains about 0.5 mg of cyanide.


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    Wellcome sells them in the dry products for soup area.


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    Thanks Cwbguy.

    Howie - "each packet, if consumed entirely..." For health benefits, one should only eat about 20 - 30 a day not 220 grams worth. But thanks for the info.


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    Cwbguy - which Wellcome did you see them in 'cos I can't find any.


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    24 hr superstore opposite Winsdor House in Cwb, exit E.


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    Cheers, thanks!