Apricot Nutrients and Health Benefits

Apricot FruitI love eating fresh sweet apricots. Another reason I love apricots is because they are very healthy. Some people get confused between apricots and peaches. Apricots are smaller, less fuzzy and their kernels (or seeds) have a smooth shell. Peaches on the other hand are larger than apricots, and they have much fuzzier skin and their seeds have a really thick and veiny shell. In this article I’ll be talking mainly about apricots, but if you want to read about peaches, then go to this article called “Peaches Nutrients and Benefits“.

Binomial name of apricots is Prunus Armeniaca from the family of Rosaceae. In Russian language apricot is called Aбрикос, you can pronounce it like this Abreekoss, or something like that ;) Some people believe that apricots are native fruits of Armenia, because of its scientific name Prunus Armeniaca which means Armenian Plum. Apricot trees are pretty sensitive to big temperature changes, but the healthier trees should be able to withstand those temperatures. Continue reading

Vitamin B17, Laetrile, Amygdaline, or Apricot Kernel

apricotDo you want to know what else you could try to help prevent or cure some kind of a cancer? If yes, then you came to the right place to find it out. Many doctors know this and many pharmaceutical companies know this, but they don’t want to lose a bunch of money or they are afraid of being sued so they just don’t tell you this. The Vitamin B17, also called Laetrile or Amygdaline, has been found in many Fruit Seeds, but the most amount of it is in the Apricot seeds (or Apricot Kernels). Some claim that Vitamin B-17 is actually not a vitamin. When you eat your apricots, do not throw away the seed, you should break it open and then eat the nut inside of the hard shell.

I read somewhere before that if a person eats seven of these apricot seeds per day then they will most likely never develop some of the cancers. If you already have the cancer in you, then you need to try eating these seeds daily, but start out in small amounts and I do NOT know the amount you need, so try finding a doctor or a professional who knows the right amounts and IF the b17 will help you at all. Some people just ask their doctors to inject this vitamin b17 straight into their body and it usually helps them, but not always. Continue reading