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The versatile and lovely apricot

Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

There have been some gorgeous little apricots at area grocery stores recently. We love to eat them and decided to do some research on their health benefits. 

We learned from the website for the National Cancer Institute that apricot kernels were recently being tested as a possible cancer fighter. Apparently the kernel (the inside of the pit)contains a chemical called amygdalin, which is toxic and converts to cyanide when ingested. 

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