Our organic apricots bitter are:
•very high levels of cyanide / amygdalin
•gently processed and dried
Our bitter organic Fairtrade apricot kernels have a very strong, naturally bitter taste. Their appearance, colour, shape and texture are similar to those of the almond, but the apricot kernel has a crunchier consistency.
We use wild growing apricots and highly acidic apricots for our bitter almond kernel products. The bitter taste is a sign that the kernels contain amygdalin. Amygdalin causes poisoning symptoms. Raw and unprocessed bitter apricot kernels are not suitable for human consumption .
Origin and Production:
We source our organic Fairtrade apricots kernels exclusively from Uzbekistan/ Samarkand. Large parts of the region are certified for organic and FAIRTRADE products, and are cultivated by the FAIRTRADE farmers living there. The farmers are part of a large Fairtrade community made up of 3 groups, Dustkul Bogi, Turkiston Gulba and Turob Bobo.
1,000 farmers and their families belong to the community. By working with Fairtrade, the farmers can provide their families with a secure income and offer their children new opportunities.
After being carefully harvested, the apricots are washed, halved and pitted. The shell of the kernel is cracked open and the actual apricot kernel is gently sun-dried. The drying process is very eco-friendly, using a solar drying method that has a minimal impact on the product.
The apricots are pressure treated and laser sorted in Austria. During the pressure process, the combination of pressure and time ensures that the product is completely free of pests. When undergoing several rounds of cleaning in the laser cleaning facility afterwards, the organic apricot kernels are checked individually to make sure they contain no impurities.
 Wikipedia Aprikosenkerne / Apricot kernel