When people eat fruit, the seeds are most often thrown out. But, did you know that there are certain fruits whose seeds you can safely consume for additional health benefits? Some of these fruits include pomegranates, watermelons, and apricots. The apricot seed is housed inside the hard stone or pit found inside the apricot. It resembles a small almond. The apricot seed is white when fresh, and turns lighter brown when dried. The dried kernel contains high amounts of apricot oil, which can be extracted for use in skin care products, cosmetics, and cooking. Apricot Pit shells are often used
Apricot seeds, also known as apricot kernels, are found inside the hard pit at the center of the apricot. These seeds contain their fair share of nutritious compounds such as vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and iron, as well as a compound called amygdalin, which is used to support a healthy immune system. Amygdalin, is commonly found in the seeds of rose fruits such as apricots, apples, and almonds. It is commonly referred to as vitamin B17. But that’s not all — amygdalin is found in over 1200 different foods, many of which are in our everyday common diets. Studies have
Because apricots bruise and spoil easily, most people opt to preserve their apricots during apricot season. You can make them into pies, jam, or even dry them, which preserves their nutrients. We share numerous apricot recipes on the blog that you’ve got to try for yourself! But did you know that the meat of the apricot fruit isn't the only thing you can eat? You can also consume the seeds, which look like a small almond. Apricot kernel recipes look different depending on where in the world you are. In Egypt, people consume ground apricot kernels with coriander seeds and
Every now and then, a trendy superfood emerges. Avocados, chia seeds, acai berries, and kale are just a few examples. But let’s take a break from these favorite superfoods for a minute to put the spotlight back on the humble apricot: a beautiful fruit that many associate with summertime. The apricot belongs to the rose family: the same family as plums, almonds, peaches and nectarines, among others. Being a part of the rose family makes apricots an excellent source of fiber and carotenoids, such as beta carotene. Also present in carrots, beta carotene is an antioxidant that gives both carrots
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