Raw Apricot Seeds from HERB Health From Nature 8oz

Herb Health From Nature

  • $19.47


Raw Apricot Seeds from HERB Health From Nature contains fresh, high quality, California-grown bitter apricot seeds. These apricot seeds have not been processed in any way that will affect their nutritional value, this ensures that the apricot seeds retain their high levels of B17, natural enzymes and B15.

  • Fresh, high quality, California-grown bitter apricot seeds
  • All Natural, Raw, Unsalted, NO additives, NO preservatives
  • Contains B17, also referred to as Amygdalin , that comes from extracting natural B17 from apricot seeds.

Because of their unusual flavor, many people consider them to be a spice. As with most spices, however, the flavor may not be pleasing when consumed alone or in large quantities. Ground up, they are especially tasty on hot vegetable dishes, fruit, baked potatoes and soup. They are also great when mixed into cold cereal or yogurt!

Recommended Use:
If you have not consumed apricot seed before you should introduce them into your system gradually. As a general rule, one seed per hour for the first few days is adequate for the average person.

B17 (Amygdalin) is a substance found naturally in over 1200 different foods, including wild blackberries, wild crabapples, elderberries, apple seeds, cherry seeds, nectarine seeds, peach seeds, pear seeds, plum seeds, prune seeds, fava, bamboo, alfalfa, eucalyptus and cassava. Other foods that contain lesser amounts of B17 are boysenberries, huckleberries, raspberries, strawberries, squash seeds, black beans, black eyed peas, lentils, lima beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, cashews, macadamia nuts, spinach, watercress, sweet potatoes, yams, as well as many raw nuts.

B17 sometimes referred to as Vitamin B17 was the name given to the purified form of Amygdalin by a biochemist named Ernst T Krebs in 1952. It is a non-toxic natural product found in over 1,200 foods. Today Amygdalin is extracted from apricot seeds.

Why is B17 Important?
HERB Health From Nature believes that a balanced diet is essential to a healthy life. Few of us consume enough vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat. Nutritional supplements become necessary for optimal body function. B17 is just one of the many nutrients our body needs.

Why Apricot Seeds?
Of all the foods containing B17, the apricot seed has been found to have one of the highest levels, in addition to containing B15 and enzymes.

Ways to Enjoy the Apricot Seed
Some people like the bitter, amaretto like flavor when eaten alone, while others do not. Popular ways to enjoy apricot seeds include: dipped in honey; inside a dried apricot; ground and sprinkled on a sandwich or salad; in a blended drink or added to trail mix.

Nutrition Facts:
3 seeds contain:
Calories 10
---Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1g
---Saturated Fat 0g
---Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
---Dietary Fiber 0g
---Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
B17 (Amygdalin) 60mg
Iron 4%
Ingredients: Air dried bitter raw apricot seeds.

Recommended Use:
If you have not consumed apricot seed before you should introduce them into your system gradually. As a general rule, one seed per hour for the first few days is adequate for the average person. Some people like the bitter, amaretto like flavor when eaten alone, while others do not. Popular ways to enjoy apricot seeds include: dipped in honey; inside a dried apricot; ground and sprinkled on a sandwich or salad; in a blended drink or added to trail mix. Ground up, they are especially tasty on hot vegetable dishes, fruit, baked potatoes and soup. They are also great when mixed into cold cereal or yogurt!

Side Effects
Some people experience subtle side effects when first consuming apricot seeds or B17, due in part because most people do not regularly eat foods rich in B17. Side effects (headache or dizziness) that may occur are temporary and act as a signal that you are consuming too much B17 too quickly. Monitor your body as you would when taking any food supplement.

Shelf Life
The shelf life of apricot seeds at room temperature is four months but if kept in a cool dry place it is about a year.


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