The information and writings on this page are the strict opinion of the author and any information presented should not be taken as advice nor should it be substituted for professional advice from a practitioner. Eating apricot kernels according to some scientific studies have been found to be harmful although the author is yet to find any solid evidence of such from personal experience and scientific research. In Australia the sale of apricot kernels for consumption is prohibited and not encouraged, whilst in most other countries across the world, apricot kernels are consumed without any major issue.
Just like a person may unknowingly react to a drug when administered for the first time and experience an adverse effect, some persons may also unknowingly have a sensitivity to bitter foods or cyanic-gloucosides like those present in apricot kernels. Therefore although this would be a very minute minority, there is always the possibility of experiencing an adverse effect from consuming apricot kernels.
If you choose to consume apricot kernels you may find it helpful to refer others experiences in consuming apricot kernels – click here to watch videos