Health Connection Apricot Kernels 100g
Apricot kernels are found inside the seeds of the apricot fruit and are known for their high vitamin content including Vitamins A, C and E, and are also rich in minerals including iron and calcium. Apricot kernels also contain Amygdalin, otherwise known as Vitamin B17, which is also chemically synthesized as Laetrile, and these substances are known for their cancer-fighting properties.
Amygdalin is a cyanogenic glycoside and its chemical structure resembles that of Vitamin B, so one of its first proponents, Ernst T. Krebs named it Vitamin B17 so that it would be classified as a nutritional supplement rather than as a pharmaceutical drug.
Krebs studied the lifestyle of the Hunza tribe who lived in Northern Pakistan and enjoyed incredible health. Their diet consisted of milk, sporadic meat, grains, vegetables and limited sugars, however, they ate large amounts of apricot kernels.
Not surprisingly, amygdalin is largely missing from the Western Diet and apricot kernels are an accessible means to ingest amygdalin as they are easy to obtain and are also reasonably inexpensive.
- Apricot kernels can be swallowed whole, chewed or chopped/ground and sprinkled on food or in fruit juice.
- For active cancer patients, Dr Antonio Jimenez recommends anywhere between 20 and 40 kernels a day. The variance depends on the patient’s history, where the cancer is located, how advanced it is, and other factors. Source: Cancer Tutor
- As a preventive measure for everybody or for patients in remission, he recommends 14-16 kernels a day. Source: Cancer Tutor