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Charlotte94
1386574.  Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:48 pm Reply with quote

200 crushed apple pips constitutes a lethal concentration of Cyanide but you would only need 2-3 crushed Cherry stones to reach a lethal amount

 
PDR
1386580.  Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:36 pm Reply with quote

Concentration or quantity?

PDR

 
Charlotte94
1386608.  Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:28 am Reply with quote

200 is the estimated quantity of pips you need to get the concentration of Cyanide, though quantities seems to vary, so may depend on the size of the pips.

As the number of seeds varies from apple to apple, as does the exact amount of cyanide-releasing glycosides, the adult of average weight would need to finely chew and eat about 200 apple seeds, or about 26 apple cores, to receive a fatal dose.

 
PDR
1386616.  Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:47 am Reply with quote

So you're talking about the cyanide concentration in the mouth saliva, the gastric juices, the blood or what?

Personally I'd be more worried about peach stones, or that fad a few years ago which claimed "apricot kernels" were the new superfood that cured all known diseases, reversed global warming and even made project managers attractive to women*. Both apricot and peach stones contain amygdalin, which the body metabolises into cyanides. IIRC it only takes 2-3 apricot "kernels" to produce a lethal dose for a 100kg adult.

PDR


* I may have made some of that up

 
Charlotte94
1386758.  Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:06 pm Reply with quote

they contain a sugar/cyanide compound called “amygdalin”, which turns into hydrogen cyanide when it is metabolized in your body.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1390096.  Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:08 pm Reply with quote

Oh yes, as marketed under the name vitamin B17 by one Mr Oily Green Fruit. I do wonder how many people got killed that way.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 

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