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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 contain a substance called amygdalin, which can break down into cyanide and sugar. This can be poisonous. Given the lack of any beneficial effect, apple seeds should be avoided. ...Read more
Hi. I was just eating an apple and I may or may not have eaten one apple seed. Should I be okay? I know seeds can be dangerous. Thanks!
Should be OK. : There's no harm to having eaten one seed from an apple. Don't worry. ...Read more
Found out apple seeds contains cyanide. Been juicing whole apples for 2 months (3/day x 60 days = approx 180). Is it enough to cause poisoning?
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 aren't intact, which would make the cyanide inaccessible), it would take 85 grams, or half a cup of pure seeds to get to a harmful level. Feel safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 yr old son has 15 freckles on his neck & chest the size of apple seeds. He hates them and wants them gone. Is there anything that can be done 4 him?
Not advisable : They could be surgically removed, but scar likely more noticeable than freckles. Otc fade creams unlikely to work, and i wouldn't advise rx. Better to reduce the number of new freckles which increase with sun exposure. Use a spf product everyday, not just when spending the day at the beach, and be sure to apply enough, and reapply through out the day. ...Read more
My mom has a white sore on the sole of her foot that has been there for a week or two. It's about the size of a small apple seed. It hurts when touced?
Needs checking: I would be concerned about anything painful and white on the sole of the foot in an older person. Pressure sores can present this way. If she has diabetes or any kind of medical condition that reduces circulation this needs to be seen pretty soon by her MD as it may be the tip of an iceberg. Keep foot elevated - check her shoes for poor fit - massage gently around the area and make her an appt ...Read more
Are the long green pepper seeds poisonous as apple seeds are? Can they cause harm if eaten during pregnancy?
Seeds are "pepper": Ground up pepper seeds are the "pepper" used in flavoring our foods. That means they are not poisonous, as people eat pepper seeds throughout the world. If a person eats pepper before pregnancy, they should cause no harm during pregnancy unless the pepper causes more heartburn and reflux in the woman. ...Read more
I keep getting these brown seed like things in my feces. quite small and look like seeds from a apple? is this ok?
Seeds: Review your diet? Have your been eating a lot of apples? If not then it needs evaluation. Seeds from apples contain a compound called amygdalin, a compound which releases toxic cyanide This only happens if the tough outer coat is broken or the seed is crushed, so avoid ingesting the seeds. If intact seeds are noted in the feces it is not likely to be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer