Organic bakery warns against the consumption of Bitter apricot kernels
The organic bakery Mirror cutters from the Saxon Pirna warns against the consumption of the product “organic Bitter apricot kernels”. In the nuclei, an excess of hydrocyanic acid has been found to be of value. Blue acid “can cause poisoning and lead to death,” writes the company.
Highly toxic for humans
The organic bakery level Hauer, based in Pirna (Saxony) warns against the consumption of “organic Bitter apricot kernels”. “In the naturally wild growing ORGANIC Bitter apricot kernels an excess of hydrocyanic acid has been found to be of value,” writes the bakery in a customer’s information. Is affected the article with the date of minimum durability 31.01.2020, art. no. 738, content: 1kg. “Prussic acid is released during Chewing of the naturally present in bitter apricot kernels contained Amygdalin-free and is highly toxic for humans,” says the company.
Product should be disposed of
Hydrocyanic acid (hydrogen cyanide) “can cause poisoning and lead to death,” warns the bakery.
Symptoms can include severe headache, dizziness, Nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, and choking feelings.
The company therefore advises to dispose of remaining stocks of the affected product.
Nuclei for cancer therapy
Some people use apricot kernels for the prevention of the spread of cancer.
However, scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have warned, in a notice prior to such a dangerous cancer therapies.
Also the chamber of pharmacists Westphalia has pointed to the health risks through the consumption of the cores. The Portal “cleankids.de” quoting from the opinion:
“In various media have been recommended as an alternative medicine against cancer – scientifically, this is not backed up. Apricot kernels are, according to present knowledge as a health-threatening food and not as a medically effective drugs.“ (ad)