list of foods containing laetrile

Foods Containing B17 (Nitrilosides)

Vitamin B17 appears in abundance in untamed nature. Because B17 is bitter to the taste, in man’s attempt to improve tastes and flavors for his own pleasure, he has eliminated bitter substances like B17 by selection and cross-breeding. It can be stated as a general rule that many of the foods that have been domesticated still contain the vitamin B17 in that part not eaten by modem man, such as the seeds in apricots. Listed below is an evaluation of some of the more common foods. Keep in mind that these are averages only and that specimens vary widely depending on variety, locale, soil, and climate.

 

Fruits Range*Seeds Range*
blackberry, domesticlowapple seedshigh
blackberry, wildhighapricot seedhigh
boysenberrymed.buckwheatmed.
choke cherryhighcherry seedhigh
wild crabapplehighflaxmed.
market cranberrylowmilletmed.
Swedish (lignon) cranberryhighnectarine seedhigh
currantmed.peach seedhigh
elderberrymed. to highpear seedshigh
gooseberry.med.plum seedhigh
huckleberrymed.prune seedhigh
loganberrymed.squash seedsmed.
mulberrymed.  
quincemed.  
raspberrymed.  

 

Beans Range*
blacklow
black-eyed peaslow
favahigh
garbanzolow to med.
green pealow
kidneylow to med.
lentilsmed.
lima, U.S.low
lima, Burmamed.
mungmed. to high
shelllow

 

Nuts (all raw) Range*
bitter almondhigh
cashewlow
macadamiamed. to high

 

Sprouts Range*
alfalfamed.
bamboohigh
favamed.
garbanzomed.
mungmed.

 

Leaves Range*
alfalfahigh
beet topslow
eucalyptushigh
spinachlow
water cresslow

 

Tubers Range*
cassavahigh
sweet potatolow
yamslow

 

Range*

High — above 500 mgs. nitriloside per 100 grams food

Medium — above 100 mgs. per 100 grams food

Low — below 100 mgs. per 100 grams food

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