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Apricot Kernels

Apricot Kernels Australia Uses

Apricot kernels are simply the seed of the apricot. For many years, some people have proclaimed the benefits of the apricot kernel, specifically as a wonder cure.The apricot itself is closely related to the almond and the kernel can generate cyanide after being consumed. Accordingly the sale of apricot kernels for human consumption has been banned in Australia, but the kernel itself still has some practical benefits for buyers.

Apricot Kernels are available as a raw untreated product and are suitable for external uses - and are specifically used for skin care and treatments.

Are apricot kernels good for you?

There are many claims  from various sources that apricot kernels are some sort of magical superfood. There is no scientific evidence to support this and there is considerable evidence to suggest that ingesting apricot kernels can be quite dangerous. For this reason the sale of apricot kernels for consumption is banned in Australia. 

If you have been wondering if bitter apricot kernels are safe to eat, the answer is a clear no.

There are, however, some very significant health benefits that can be obtained by using apricot kernels in other ways. 

How do apricot seeds cure cancer?

There is no evidence to suggest that apricot kernels cure cancer. An ingredient contained within apricot kernels known as amygdalin is thought perhaps to be useful in fighting tumors, however, ingesting the apricot seed is not a recommended course of action. Amygdalin is a naturally occurring substance that has the unfortunate property of converting to cyanide when eaten. This is an undisputed fact. Eating apricot kernels exposes the body to the risk of cyanide poisoning - which is a tremendous risk to take based upon some wild claims.

The bottom line is that science and medicine do not support any claims that apricot seeds cure cancer

What are the skin benefits of using raw apricot kernels?

When used as a skin scrub, the vitamin A contained within the kernel benefits the skin in in several ways. These are:

  • Slows down the skin ageing process

  • Helps generate smoother healthier skin

  • Removes wrinkles 

  • Help to generate growth of new skin cells

  • Acts as an exfoliant

A simple organic apricot kernels face scrub recipe is as follows.

  1. Crush apricot kernels into a fine powder

  2. Mix 2 teaspoons of the powder with 1 cup of unsweetened yogurt

  3. Apply the mixture to your face

  4. Scrub your face with the mixture to clean your skin pores

  5. Allow to dry for between ten and fifteen minutes

  6. Remove scrub  from your face by moving your fingers in a circular motion (use water to assist)

Is apricot kernel the same as almond?

While there is a relationship between apricot kernels and almonds as they belong to the Prunus or stone fruit family, they are not the same, don’;t taste the same and look significantly different. Furthermore almonds are considered safe to eat while apricot kernels carry significant risks when eaten.

Where to Buy Apricot Kernels in Australia

At Buy Organics Online you can purchase apricot kernels that have been sourced from highly respected suppliers within the apricot kernel industry.  Now you can switch to a healthy proven skin care scrub treatment that has no nasty chemicals - buy your organic apricot kernels from Buy Organics Online today and be assured of their natural quality.


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