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▀ 1KG CHEMICAL FREE AUSTRALIAN GROWN Raw Apricot Kernels Seeds Seconds Grade ▀
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23 Jun, 2014 10:16:13 AEST
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1KG CHEMICAL FREE AUSTRALIAN GROWN Raw Apricot Kernels Seeds - Seconds Grade

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What is it?

These apricot seeds are Australian-grown apricot kernels. These seeds are Aflatoxin tested and safe.

WHY SECONDS GRADE? Seconds are some of the kernels that have been removed by hand that don't meet the visual standards of our premium sorted kernels. There is nothing biologically wrong with them, such as mold or moth infestation. However, they will be comprised of seed of a shrivelled appearance, or some may be broken, missing skin or have some other characteristic that differentiates them from the premium standard we sort to for our first grade kernels. They are still very fresh and from the last harvest. If your intention is to grind or crush your kernels, their appearance may not be important to you.

Please Note: Apricot kernels from different sources have varying levels of amygdalin for a variety of reasons. Freshness aside, some are imported from other countries and some are of sweeter varieties. Samples from the prominent Australian sources were tested by the Department of Health and our apricot kernels were found to have the greatest concentration of amygdalin. FSANZ and the DOH advise against the consumption of raw apricot kernels; however, if you're choosing to consume them, please bear in mind that not all apricot kernels are alike. Our supplier have been informed that one of the two other supplier's product contains less than half the amygdalin of our own. This is significant and should be taken into consideration. 

Some sellers are marketing apricot kernels as a snack food. We strongly advise against treating them as such. Though other apricot kernels may contain less amygdalin, treating them as a snack will likely result in unpleasant reactions.


Our supplier have agreed to relabel the product to reflect these concerns and warn against the potential for adverse reactions when raw apricot kernels are consumed.

It is the advice of Food Standards Australia/NZ and the Department of Health that apricot kernels not be consumed in their raw state.

The product will temporarily be labeled as, 'Raw Apricot Kernels, for the preparation of body scrubs and oils'. The label will also include a WARNING to ensure that users are aware of the risks associated with the consumption of raw apricot seed.

Over the coming months, there will be regulatory discussion over the future of apricot kernels and the legalities of their sale. Users of apricot kernels may be invited to partake in these discussions, the purpose of which will be to determine how and why apricot kernels are sold.

Final decisions on labeling requirements have yet to be made, but our supplier led to believe there will be regulations imposed on all suppliers that involve similar warnings to those they've posted. The possibility exists that apricot kernels will not be permitted for sale as a food in their raw state. At present, it seems state by state requirements have created some confusion. If you require further information or verification of these details, it is suggested that you contact FSANZ or the Department of Health directly.

Once final decisions and regulations have been determined, our product, law permitting, will be offered as "food grade" with appropriate labeling and directions.

Raw, bitter apricot kernels contain a substance called, amygdalin - often referred to as 'Vitamin B17'. A component of amygdalin is hydrocyanic acid, which is hydrolysed upon ingestion.

Our bodies have the capacity to process small quantities of amygdalin safely and without incident. However, it is possible to overwhelm the body with too much at once, resulting in adverse reactions, such as dizziness and headache.

Though this substance is believed to be of therapeutic value by some, the potential exists for adverse reactions when consumed in excess.

FSANZ is presently considering further regulatory action against raw apricot kernels as a food item. In the interim, they have recommended that people not consume more than 4 kernels per day.

When apricot kernels are boiled sufficiently and then dried in the oven, the potential for toxicity is greatly diminished. The longer the kernels are boiled, the greater the reduction of amygdalin.

For many of current customers, apricot kernels are used for different purposes, such as pressing for oil, in the preparation of body scrubs or applications that involve boiling the product. These warnings have no bearing on you or your applications. Our supplier apricot kernels remain the best quality available in Australia.

It is the advice of Food Standards Australia/NZ and the Department of Health that raw apricot kernels are not suitable for human consumption.

Please use responsibly. If your intent is to use the product internally, despite the warnings you've read, never do so without the guidance and advice of an experienced health care practitioner.


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