Bitter Apricot Kernels

4.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


Super nuts from the Himalayas

  • 150g £6.49 (0.09p per serving)
  • 300g £9.99 (0.07p per serving)
  • 1kg £24.99 (0.05p per serving)


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Please research Apricot Kernels and their effects online, unfortunately we are limited in what we are legally allowed to tell customers.

They taste very bitter, like an extremely bitter almond or marzipan.

Suitable for Vegans

 If you are in any way concerned about the potential risks of cyanide/amygdalin to your health, please consult a doctor or dietitian.



Ingredients: 100% Bitter Apricot Kernels, and that’s all!

Per 100g

Per 2g serving










Of which: saturates














Of which: sugars*




Dietary Fibre









 0.03g  0.6mg  0.01%

Laetrile **


*naturally occurring sugars

** The FSA recommend no more than 20 µg/kg of body weight and have set a maximum daily level of 40mg/kg

How to Enjoy

  • The FSA advises 20µg/kg of body weight. eg. if you weigh 50kg, you should limit cyanide consumption to 1mg per day.
  • EFSA recommend no more than 1 large or 3 small kernels per day. Please see their website here
  • Not suitable for children
  • Blend into smoothies
  • Grind up and sprinkle on yoghurt or porridge
  • Add to granola



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7 reviews for Bitter Apricot Kernels

  1. 5 out of 5

    I take these for the laetrile; Himalayan kernels are the most bitter; they contain more than others and are bitter because of the hydrogen cyanide that is safely locked away and will do us no harm. I have no concerns about this. Laetrile does contain the cyanide radical (CN). This same cyanide radical is contained in Vitamin B12, and in berries such as blackberries, blueberries and strawberries, and apple pips for example. You never hear of anyone getting cyanide poisoning from 12 or any of the above-mentioned berries, because they do not. If the Hunza peoples can eat them almost like we like peanuts, cashews and so on and live to a ripe old age, ergothe human system is unaffected.

    I would accept though that probably limiting intake is a sensible thing to do. One rule of thumb is to to have one per 10lbs of body weight, and not take any more than 6 per hour. Having said that, I grind mine up and have a teaspoon in juice twice a day – equivalent to 30 per day. I built up to it gradually, and have no detectable side effects and am happy with this as part of my staying healthy supplement and eating regime.

    I would suggest to anyone that they read around the topic; there is plenty of genuine information out there as well as the pseudo-science of fake news put out by the anti-supplement, anti-vitamin industry!

    Genesis 1:29
    Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that
    has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hello, I’ve heard many great benefits regarding apricot kernals and have just purchased your product. Great value for money! I ate some but then realised that they must be washed. What’s the purpose of washing them? And just to confirm – they’re not sun – dried or roasted?

    • Thank you for your comment, I hope you find our Apricot Kernels to be beneficial.

      We encourage customers to wash the kernels, because they are a natural product. Much in the same way that companies encourage their consumers to wash fruit and veg before eating.

      We don’t roast the kernels in any way, they are solar air dried.

      Kind regards, Julianne

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been taking about 11 of these apricot kernels a day straight from the tub for quite a while now. I never cook them as that would just kill all the goodness and defeat the whole point in taking them.
    I actually really like the taste of them and I would never take notice of the medical profession who warn you not to take these and then continue to poison people with drugs. I prefer to make up my own mind about what is good for me and my health and as long as I can still get these apricot kernels I will keep on taking them.
    Thank you for supplying a great product.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Love the product!!! I soak over night with chia, flax, hemp, sesame, pumpkin and squash seeds in milk then I add cashews and normal almonds with manuka honey and frozen blackbebberries – I have a spring in my step all day….. Many Thanks Laurence

  5. 4 out of 5

    I have just purchased this product today and noticed it is recommended that they are roasted/heated before use. This is not mentioned on the tub instructions for use so i am a little confused… do they need heating before consumption or are they safe to eat in their raw form straight from the tub after rinsing ?

    • Hi Catherine, thanks for getting in touch.

      On the website, we say to heat them only because that is what EFSA have recommended to everyone. Many people do eat them raw, but our hands are tied by what we must legally say to our customers by the FSA and EFSA. If you research how to eat Apricot Kernels on Google, I’m sure there will be recipes and tips for you.
      I hope that has cleared things up for you? If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact

      Many thanks
      Matthew Ford
      Operations Manager

  6. 2 out of 5

    hi,very unsatisfied with this product.I bought batch 56922,150 gr in local pharmacy and this box have at least 1/4,1/5 amount of spoiled seeds.
    Size of seeds are very different and if bigger one are good,white under skin and taste is nice-bitter,smaller one are yellow inside and have rotten taste.
    Look like it is mix of bad and good seeds.
    Please be careful with yours sourcing and check not only how they look outside but actually open them.

    • Hi Victoria

      Thank you for your comment. I am very sorry that you are unsatisfied with the Apricot Kernels, we pride ourselves on selling the best quality, most beneficial kernels in the UK. I can assure you that the brown kernels are not rotten or spoiled. With any truly natural product there will be some colour and size differences in every batch. Unlike some of our competitors, we do not bleach or treat the kernels, apart from having them organically cleaned, so we are never going to have batches of all white kernels. I hope that you continue to find our Apricot Kernels helpful in your every day diet and please do email us if you have any more concerns.

      Many thanks,
      Matthew Ford
      Operations Manager

  7. 5 out of 5

    only starting dont know much about then yet

    • We would love to hear how you get on! Please keep us updated

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