Sunday, 1 July 2018

Will Apple seeds cause death?

Apple has black seeds which contain a chemical named Amygdalin.
Amygdalin when digested or crushed reacts to form Hydrogen cyanide.
This is the defensive mechanism of the seed to ensure no pests attacks the seed.

It doesn't mean apple is poisonous. But excessive consumption of apple seeds might cause heavy poisonous effect,including death.

There are cases around the globe where people have used this method to kill people. There are registered cases around the globe.

For a 80kg person to die ,she needs to consume 250+ apple seeds at a time.

The attached picture explains the number of seeds corresponding to weights to cause death.

NB: Swallowing some seeds while eating apple doesn't cause anything serious.

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