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Apricot Kernels

We do not throw our apricot pits away. We have produced and supplied apricot kernels or pits for more than 20 years. Apricot kernels are nutritious and high in amygdalin, the compound which gives them their bitter taste. Apricot kernels contains 50% oil, 25% protein, 8% carbohydrates and 5% fiber.

  • Benefit of Sweet and Bitter Apricot Kernels
  • Apricot kernels are the highest source of naturally-occurring vitamin B17, a vitamin which needs to be supplied by the diet as it cannot be synthesized by the body. Vitamin B17, or amygdalin, can also be found in berries and apple seeds.
  • There have been claims that amygdalin can help fight cancer, but reliable scientific research is still needed to confirm them.
  • Apricot kernels are known for their ability to reduce inflammation. Research has also shown that the fiber in apricot kernels may trap toxins in the body and assist in their removal. Studies show that apricot seeds may even help in extreme cases of inflammation.
  • Regulations
  • In 2016, the European Commission prohibited the consumption of raw apricot kernels on the basis that amygdalin caused the release of cyanide when kernels were digested in the human gut. One year later, it was decided that the maximum amount of hydrocyanic acid that would be accepted in raw, unprocessed apricot kernels was 20mg/kg. This limit applied to all raw, unprocessed apricot kernels, whether bitter or sweet, and whether milled, cracked or chopped.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set the limit of daily apricot kernel consumption to 30g (6-7 seeds). Daily intake below this limit is considered safe.
  • Quality Controls
  • In light of these regulations, our apricot kernels are controlled randomly for hydrocyanic acid by our quality staff, lot by lot. Only conforming products are sold in their natural form for consumption. The remaining products are sold as food supplements or for cosmetic industry purposes.
  • We organize annual farmer meetings with our organic apricot farmers on such topıcs as challenges in apricot cultivation, possible solutions, crop estimations and ways to calculate a fair price. Regular farmer meetings are also held to provide storage locations before new harvests, and to distribute crates and prepayments before the harvest.
  • Our company is the ideal partner for your organic sweet or bitter apricot kernel needs. We have years of experience as a manufacturer and can deliver orders as small as one pallet anywhere in the world. Our partner companies will gladly assist customers with their retail needs. All our apricot kernels undergo cleaning by Sortex machine as well as aflatoxin tests to guarantee their quality. Please contact us for more information.
Types

● Sweet Apricot Kernels
● Bitter Apricot Kernels
● Mixed Apricot Kernels

Available As

● Whole Apricot Kernels
● Apricot Kernel Pieces
● Cold Pressed Apricot Kernel Oil
● Apricot Kernel Flour

Certifications

● NOP Organic
● EU / EC Organic
● COR Organic
● Kosher
● Halal

Did You Know?

The first attempted use of apricot seeds in the treatment of cancer in the United State is attributed to Dr. Ernst T. Krebs. In 1920, Dr. Krebs claimed to have used oils extracted from apricot kernels to achieve “substantial results” in the treatment of cancer patients. The treatment was however found to be too toxic for general use.

In the 1950s, Dr. Krebs’s son found a safer and nontoxic formula, also extracted from apricot kernels.

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