Where Can I Buy Apricot Seeds In South Africa

What is Apricot Seed?

An apricot kernel is the apricot seed located within the fruit endocarp, which forms a hard shell around the seed called the pyrena. 

Where Can I Buy Apricot Seeds In South Africa

Komati Foods

Address: 74 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30 pm

Phone: +27 21 448 2130

Woolworths Soneike

Address: Ipic Soneike Shopping Centre, Amandel & Bottelary Road, Kuilsriver, Cape Town, 7580, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ and close at 7 pm

Phone: +27 21 900 3300

Shoprite Durbanville

Address: 31 Wellington Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ and close at 6:30 pm

Phone: +27 21 970 4760

OK Foods Blomtuin

Address: 12 Suikerbos St, Blomtuin, Cape Town, 7530, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ and close at 8 pm

Phone: +27 21 919 2900

What are the benefits of apricot seeds?

Apricot kernels are being used as a medicine in pharmaceutical industries as they consist of Amygdalin, which has been used to

 prevent diseases such as migraine, constipation, asthma, and hypertension. They have also been used to treat coughs and improve cerebral functions.

What is the best way to take apricot seeds?

Do not eat raw apricot kernels. Cook apricot kernels before consumption. Boil apricot kernels for at least 30 minutes.

Eat apricot kernels in moderation, especially for young children and toddlers.

How many apricot seeds should I eat a day?

The FSAI advises that apricot kernels should be labeled to inform consumers that adults should eat no more than 1-2 small kernels per day 

due to the risk of cyanide poisoning. Information that apricot kernels are not suitable for children should also be provided on the label.

Who can not take apricot seeds?

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Apricot kernel is likely unsafe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding due to its cyanide content.

Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Children: It is likely unsafe for children to consume whole apricot kernels.