View Full Version : do "living" seeds have growth inhibitors?
01-07-2007, 02:13 PM
I'm getting a 3 hp blender soon and I was wondering if I drop a fruit with seeds into it, are the growth inhibitors active, or whatever, in the seeds? I am used to soaking and sprouting everything to get rid of them but now it looks like I'll be eating them right from the source. I'm hoping that means the inhibitors "aren't on the job" yet, is that right?
01-08-2007, 08:58 AM
Huh... I have no idea. Really interesting question though. You might need to do a little research on this.
I know this is off the growth inhibitor topic - but I used to juice whole apples.. seeds and all. Then I learned that there are small amounts of cyanide in apple seeds. I drank a lot of juice so it worried me a bit. I'm usually pretty concious about hard seeds.
I never worry about oranges, lemons....etc.
I have never heard of the growth inhibitors though... if you find out will you post???
01-08-2007, 04:19 PM
Do you mean digestive inhibitors.
You probably had growth inhibitors on your mind because of that child that they treated to prevent her growth.
01-09-2007, 07:14 PM
Well, I finally found some info and they called them germination inhibitors. I wasn't thinking about that poor girl, but that is really creepy, BTW, isn't it?
I saw studies talking about specific plants and the germination inhibitors were antioxidants! I don't know how many of them are, but that explains about grape seed extract, anyway. And the pulp in some fruits is supposed to contain them, too. And one article said for a certain plant that the germination inhibitors form when the seed is dried.
I couldn't narrow any generalizations down, these were all scientific boring reading studies about specific plants, probably some college phd papers.
So I guess they're not a problem while they're still living!!
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