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cyanide from apple seeds

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Huang
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Here is a link to research in determining the amount of cyanide in an apple or pear seed (2.80mg/kg) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2912 ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Neyman
18 years experience General Practice
Doubtful: It is doubtful one would consume enough to be concerning.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Last i saw, it was speculated that even with complete extraction of the cyanide compounds with complete pulverization of the seeds (assuming the sides ... Read More
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No: No. Three apples worth of seeds per day is no problem. Juice, however, is not very good for you in general. You are better off eating the whole fru ... Read More
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Dr. Muhammed Ridhwan Khan
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Simple answer: NO!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Apple seeds: No
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't eat them.: there are no proven benefits to eating apple seeds, and there is some theoretical concern, especially if they are eaten in large quantities. They con ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be OK. : There's no harm to having eaten one seed from an apple. Don't worry.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes.: But it is more common to have a problem only with raw apple, particularly the peeling, due to oral allergy syndrome. This is caused by an allergy to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Malic acid primarily: Malic acid is the best know. For others, see this article: https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v168/n4267/abs/168254a0.html

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