Health Benefits of Apricot kernels

Apricot kernels have several health benefits:
  • Apricot seed has the highest percentage of B17 in any fruit and it is claimed that vitamin B17 helps in the prevention of cancer.
    The Vitamins and Health Supplements Guide describes B17–also known as amygdalin–as possessing properties helpful for reducing pain associated with arthritis and lowering blood pressure. However, amygdalin’s most commonly referenced attributes revolve around its purported cancer fighting and prevention capabilities.
  • To maintain the general health and well-being. Strengthens the body’s ability to resist infections like colds and flu.
Most people eat apricot seeds not just for the overall general well-being, but because it is believed to be effective against cancer.
The seeds are high in monounsaturated fat and a good source of protein and dietary fiber. The oil in the seeds offers vitamin E.
A 1/4 cup serving of apricot seeds contains 160 calories, with 130 calories from fat, or 14 grams of fat. Only 1 gram of fat occurs as saturated fat. Apricot seeds are cholesterol-free, with negligible amounts of sodium or potassium. A serving of apricot seeds has 7 grams of carbohydrates with 2 grams in the form of sugars and 5 grams of dietary fiber. A single serving of apricot kernels contains 7 grams of protein. Apricot seeds are not a significant source of most vitamins or minerals, but there are 4 milligrams of vitamin E per 100 gram serving of apricot kernel oil.
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