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09-18-2007, 04:32 PM
I am trying to sprout apple seeds but so far I havn't had much luck. I have had a small % sprout but most of the seeds just sit there and do nothing. How long should I be soaking them ? Any ideas or suggestion appreciated.
09-18-2007, 04:41 PM
To plant? Just soak for about three days (no need to wait for them to sprout) - I've now got six seedlings out in pots right now. ~ Cathy
09-18-2007, 05:07 PM
Are you planting them? Or sprouting them to eat? And where did you get the seeds from? If from apples at the grocery store, they might not have a very good sprouting rate. You don't know if they were subjected to refrigeration or what.
09-18-2007, 05:33 PM
Don't eat them. They will make you sick. :confused:
09-18-2007, 05:33 PM
I have been getting the seeds from the apple core when I eat an apple. I would like to have a few apple seeds sprout each day so that I can eat them for the vitamin B17. Here's a link to some info about vitamin B17 as a preventive if anyone is interested in that:
09-18-2007, 07:44 PM
I had heard that apple seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide that could make you sick...couldn't quickly find any information though.
It has been said that there has been a 30% rise in the cancer rate since we stopped eating the cores of our domestic fruits. The trace amounts of cynanide or arsenic in apple seeds is very minor and will not hurt you in the least.
Eat up! Just not in quantity, you are better just to eat the seeds as they are then not at all.
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09-20-2007, 12:39 AM
That's interesting. I heard of a man who saved apple seeds in a jar, then ate them and died. Also heard that it's good to eat a few for headaches instead of aspirin.
09-20-2007, 06:14 AM
my old teacher eats her whole apple - seeds and all - i've done it a few times, too. didn't do anythin to me :)
09-20-2007, 07:30 AM
That's interesting. I heard of a man who saved apple seeds in a jar, then ate them and died. Also heard that it's good to eat a few for headaches instead of aspirin.I wonder how big a jar ? If it was a quart jar that would be about a million seeds I would think cause apple seeds are so small. Why did he save them up and eat all of them at once ? why not just eat them as he got them ?
09-20-2007, 07:35 AM
Anyone here ever eat an apple seed and is still alive ? Do you know anyone who ever ate an apple seed and survived ?
09-20-2007, 09:50 AM
I chew up the seeds each time I eat an apple. We also eat the inside of peach and plum stones at the same time as eating the fruit.
09-20-2007, 10:25 AM
I ate the seeds all the time as a kid. Supposed to prevent cancer. Never ate more than one apple per day though, if that. I don't think it is necessary to sprout them.
09-20-2007, 10:39 AM
I've eaten them and lived! I too eat the middles of apricots, peaches and nectarines - like almonds :D
I eat apple seeds all the time. I add apples, including seeds, to my smoothies. I also throw seeded grapes in my smoothies.
Yes, they are cyanide (in large doses). But Yes, they are also beneficial (in small doses) as are other seeds. My mom goes to an integrative hospital and has learned much about B17. She even has a cookbook called the "cyanide cookbook" (not all raw though)
2 things that are important: The seeds should be eaten with the fruit itself, not separated from it. The seeds should be eaten in small doses.
09-20-2007, 10:34 PM
I eat apple seeds all the time. I add apples, including seeds, to my smoothies.Thats a good idea and I am going to try that. I like it because it uses the whole food complete in its context. It also releases the contents of the apple seed from its perfect storage in the core of the apple into the smoothie, especially if you make the smoothie in a vitamix. Thats probably the easiest, fastest, and most efficient way to get the benefit of the apple seed's vitamin B17.
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I just tried this and its delicious. I put enough cold water in my Vitamix to cover the blades and then added 1 complete apple and turned it on. Then as it was running I added ice thru the top. Thanks Chai, this is a great way to get B17. I'm going to get a complete apple a day from now on. :)
09-21-2007, 01:50 PM
I just did a successful experiment using two small washed apples and a small amount of pure water that wasted nothing. I made a fresh cold apple soup. First I got the vitamix ready to go and got a cutting board out. Then I cut up two small apples tossing the peels, cores, and seeds into the vitamix. As I did this I set the large apple pieces aside on the cutting board. Then I put enough water into the vitamix to just cover the blades and turned it on. Next I chunked the apple pieces into bite sized chunks and put them in a bowl. Then I turned off the vitamix and poured the thick soup/juice into the bowl covering the apple chunks. Last I got out a large soup spoon and had a fresh made RAWlicious apple soup. Cheers. :)
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