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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. These kernels are nutritious and high in amygdalin, the compound which gives them their bitter taste. They contain 50% oil, 25% protein, 8% carbohydrates and 5% fiber.

  • Benefits of Sweet and Bitter Apricot Kernels
  • Apricot kernels are the highest source of naturally-occurring vitamin B17, or amygdalin, which 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 seeds are known for their ability to reduce inflammation. Research has also shown that their fiber content 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 kernels on the basis that amygdalin caused the release of cyanide when they 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 kernels was 20mg/kg. This limit applied to all raw, unprocessed 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 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. All our apricot seeds undergo cleaning by Sortex machine as well as aflatoxin tests to guarantee their quality.
  • 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. 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 States is attributed to Dr. Ernst T. Krebs. In 1920, Dr. Krebs claimed to have used oils extracted from apricot seeds 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 seeds.

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