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Offline lornemagill

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Re: Tart cherry juice concentrate
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2013, 08:08:01 PM »
next time you have seeded cherrys, crack the pit and eat the seed.  it is very almond like.  that being said, they do contain cyanogenic compounds and can be poisonous in large amounts.

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Re: Tart cherry juice concentrate
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2013, 01:46:17 PM »
Actually, almonds grow in a fruit that looks identical to peaches.
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Re: Tart cherry juice concentrate
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2013, 02:52:01 PM »
next time you have seeded cherrys, crack the pit and eat the seed.  it is very almond like.  that being said, they do contain cyanogenic compounds and can be poisonous in large amounts.

My understanding is that it is the drying process, which I assume is used for Maheb, is what deactivates the cyanide in cherry pits, similar to deactivation of prussic acid in crushed choke cherry seeds when making pemmican.  Can anyone confirm that?

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Re: Tart cherry juice concentrate
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2013, 06:06:01 PM »
Actually, almonds grow in a fruit that looks identical to peaches.

i think fresh almonds look like what i imagine a koala bears scrotum looks like.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 06:16:44 PM by lornemagill »