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is it bad to eat a whole apple? i often eat almost the whole thing. are the seeds poisonous?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Simple answer: NO!
Answered on Jul 12, 2015
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Dr. Martin Fried
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Cyanide: their pips (seeds) contain amygdalin, a cyanide and sugar compound that degrades into hydrogen cyanide (HCN) when metabolized. Its best not to eat the seeds since they get metabolized to hydrogen cyanide.
Answered on Jun 7, 2017
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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There are not too many,if at all, Apple seeds. I have not been troubled by Apple seeds over many years. Michael
Jun 7, 2016

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