Navigation Links
Caution: Apricot Seeds May Be Poisonous

The Government's food watchdog warned the public about the poisonous nature of the apricot seeds. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that the seeds// if consumed in larger quantities could be fatal.

It is said that they can produce cyanide and result in death. A maximum of two bitter apricot kernels may be safely eaten in one day. Natural food retailer Julian Graves removed the seeds from shop shelves after it was found selling packs with a recommended daily dosage of up to 10 kernels. Bitter apricot kernels are thought to contain high levels of vitamin B17 (laetrile). This is considered as an immune system-booster and even as a cancer treatment. The seeds are also available in the UK via specialist websites. But Cancer Research said that this substance found in apricot pips is not an active agent in curing cancer.

The FSA spokesman said that there have been reports from overseas of consumption of 20 to 30 kernels by adults in a short period of time being associated with very serious health effects. They could potentially be lethal in high enough doses. Julian Graves spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman said the retail chain had started selling bitter apricot kernels due to high customer demand. She also advised the people to do their own research and make their own minds up before buying the product. She also said that so far there have been absolutely no trials done on this product. But the FSA will discuss this matter with the European Commission and other member states to protect the consumers.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. A Word Of Caution: Routine Screening For Breast Cancer Mutation Not Advisdable
2. Caution:Tamiflu ‘tames’ flu but psychiatric side effects now reportd
3. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
4. Cholesterol Can Be Effectively Controlled By Sunflower Seeds, Pistachios
5. Cholesterol; Can Be Reduced By Sunflower Seeds, and Pistachios
6. Scientists Develop Antibodies from Plant Seeds
7. Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market
8. Poisonous Parkinsons molecule discovered
9. Poisonous Gas Caused Mass Extinction
10. Hong Kong Citizens Fear over Poisonous Vegetables in Local Markets
11. Investigators Find Poisonous Chemicals In Four More Drugs In China
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the ... to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The ... Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance ... and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, ... Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant ... of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , ... Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it ... Supplier Horizon Award . One of 12 ... recognized for its support of Premier members through exceptional ... excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... recognition of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... YORK , June 23, 2016 ... waters, but it continues to present great opportunities to ... companies for today: Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ... Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and ... more about these stocks and receive your complimentary trade ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: