Apricot kernels are known as the seeds found inside the stone of every apricot. When fresh they are white in colour and once dried have a light brown skin around the outside. They are sweet and at times slightly bitter in flavour and are nutty with a slight marzipan after taste.
The bitterness in some of the kernels is due to their Amygdalin content. Amygdalin has long been claimed to be beneficial as a natural treatment in curing cancer. These super crunchy kernels are packed full of protein and fiber.
They are also another great plant source for those essential omega 3 fats which, when present at a high level, help to maintain normal cholesterol levels plus they contain Thiamin, which plays a role in the normal function of the heart.
They are also high in iron, which helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue, and Phosphorus and Calcium, which both contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. They also have high quantities of Zinc, which can support your vision