Bitter Apricot Kernel


Health Canada has issued an advisory regarding apricot kernels. According to the advisory, eating more bitter apricot kernels puts people at risk of Cyanide poisoning.

Bitter apricot kernels contain a chemical called amygdalin which can release cyanide after it’s eaten. The human body can get rid of small amounts of cyanide. Eating more than a few of apricot kernels will poison you. Children should not eat bitter apricot kernel.