Laetrile (Fig. 9–1) is an amygdalin, a cyanogentic glycoside that is naturally present as a toxicant (poison) in the kernels of apricot pits as well as a number of other stone fruits and nuts (e.g., macadamia nuts). There is a possibility that nature may have put it in the kernels to protect the plant from being eaten.
KeywordsPancreatic Enzyme Cyanic Acid Cyanogentic Glycoside Fermented Milk Product Cyanide Poisoning
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