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10 Amazing Sources of Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin)

By Apricot Power

10 Amazing Sources of Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin)

Are you curious about Vitamin B17? Are you aware of what Vitamin B17 has to offer? Do you know where you can find this essential nutrient? Look no further, we are going to dive deep into these questions and more! 


What is Vitamin B17?


Vitamin B17 is one of the most powerful and lesser-known immune system supporting nutrients out there! Also referred to as amygdalin, Vitamin B17 is found naturally occurring in over 1,200 various plant food products that we can consume. It is most potently present in apricot seed kernels.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Vitamin B17?


Some possible benefits of Vitamin B17 include reducing the effects of inflammation and arthritis, supporting liver health, boosting immune defense, aiding in skin and hair health, and more. 


Last month, we compiled specific information about the potential mentioned benefits and more of Vitamin B17. We encourage you to read the blog above and conduct your own research to learn about the impact Vitamin B17 can have on health!


Where Can I Find Vitamin B17?


Vitamin B17 is a naturally occurring substance in plant food products. As humans, we cannot independently create Vitamin B17, so we must consume it from the following sources.


1. Apricot Seeds (Also known as Apricot Kernels)


A single apricot seed is found lodged within the hard pit inside of the apricot fruit you are probably familiar with. In each tiny Apricot Power seed, there are about 20mg of Vitamin B17 (amygdalin).


Apricot kernels also contain a variety of additional nutrients, including fatty acids, such as Omega-3, Protein, Fiber, and Zinc. 


Apricot seeds have a bitter taste, which some people love! If you’re not so crazy about bitter foods, we recommend pairing an apricot seed with a dried apricot fruit. Pairing these two items together is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of Vitamin B17.


2. Apricot Meal, Capsules, and Other Products


Apricot seeds that are packed with Vitamin B17 often have a trademark bitter taste. If you dislike the bitter flavor, there’s good news - you can experience the benefits the Vitamin B17-infused apricot seeds in a multitude of other manners.


Apricot Seed Meal

Apricot Power’s seed meal packages contain 6oz of ground up apricot seeds that can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways. Many people consume them in hot beverages, blended drinks, and within and over foods. 


Vitamin B17 Capsules

You can enjoy the high concentration of Vitamin B17 within apricot seeds in our easy-to-consume B17/amygdalin capsules.


3. Apple Seed Oil


Apple seeds contain a high-concentration of Vitamin B17 (amygdalin). Unfortunately, they are nowhere near as tasty as apricot seeds or other sources of Vitamin B17. However, you can enjoy the benefits of B17 by incorporating apple seed oil into your diet.


Apple seed oil can be used when cooking and in drinks and food. However, the most common way of utilizing apple seed oil is for its skin and hair benefits. In addition to being a great source of B17, the oil could help reduce fine lines, moisturize dry skin, scalp skin, and hair, rid skin and hair of toxins, restore skin pigmentation, and more.


4. Grains: Millet, Buckwheat, Barley, and Flax


Whole grains like millet, buckwheat, barley, and flax are a good source of Vitamin B17. These grains can be prepared in a variety of manners throughout the day!


In addition to the benefits of Vitamin B17, all of these sources may contain magnesium, antioxidants, amino acids, Vitamin B3, proteins, and phosphorus. These additional nutrients may assist with digestive health, respiratory functions, immunity, inflammation, and more. 


5. Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, and Macadamia Nuts


Snackable nuts like almonds, cashews, and macadamia nuts are great sources of Vitamin B17 (amygdalin). 


Not only do nuts add B17 to your diet, but they are often packed with other healthy nutrients in their bite-sized bodies. 


Nuts are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. They also contain important vitamins and minerals, like magnesium and Vitamin E. Because of these properties, nuts may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart problems, metabolic syndrome, and more. 


Moreover, nuts are extremely portable and delicious on-the-go or at home. 



6. Berries: Raspberry, Strawberry, Currants, Cranberry, and Blackberry


Raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, oh my! All of these berries and many of their relatives including currants, cranberries, cherries, and elderberries are rich in Vitamin B17 (amygdalin). 


Berries are a delicious snack and add-on to any meal, and they come with a slew of benefits. They are low-calorie, loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber, and contain vitamins and minerals the body needs to function such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K1, copper, folate, magnesium, and more. 


7. Sprouts: Bamboo Shoots and Alfalfa


Looking for a powerful ingredient to add to your lunch or dinner? Sprouts are a great Vitamin B17-dense source of nutrition for you to consider adding to your diet.


Besides providing all of the benefits of B17, sprouts usually contain a high content of living enzymes and, thus, may benefit your health in a great variety of manners. 


Sprouts like bamboo shoots and alfalfa may help boost metabolic processes and improve chemical reactions in the body. This might specifically impact digestion, as enzymes in the sprouts assist in the absorption of nutrients and dietary fiber in the digestive tract. 


Beyond the digestive process, sprouts may improve circulation, immune defense, eye sight, and slow down the degradation of skin and hair. 



8. Tubers: Yams, Sweet Potatoes, and Cassava


Tubers such as yams, sweet potatoes, and cassava are a natural addition to any supper. They are also one of the most dense sources of Vitamin B17 behind apricot kernels and products.


Tubers are incredibly filling, relatively low-calorie, and are packed with nutrients. They are an excellent source of fiber, high in potassium, and contain many essential vitamins and minerals. 


Furthermore, yams and their related tubers contain a unique compound called diosgenin, which may improve brain function, including memory and learning ability. Studies have shown that diosgenin is responsible for neuron growth and health in the brain. 


9. Leafy Greens: Spinach, Beet Greens, Watercress, and Eucalyptus


We all know leafy greens are good for us. We’ve heard it from our mothers, trusted health experts, and even Popeye the Sailor. But why are they so essential to our diets?


First of all, they contain moderate amounts of Vitamin B17 (amygdalin) to help supplement your intake. 


Besides increasing your consumption of Vitamin B17, leafy greens like spinach and watercress may help promote a series of health benefits including: protecting brain function, supporting immune defense, boosting digestive enzymes, taming toxins, supporting gut health, balancing sugars, reducing inflammation, and more.


Greens also provide one of the highest densities of vitamins you can get in one place.


Make sure you incorporate these superfoods into your everyday routine!



10. Beans: Black Beans, Lima Beans, Lentils, and Green Peas


Last, but definitely not least, beans are another compact food that provides a good amount of Vitamin B17 and a laundry list of healthful nutrients to the body.


Beans are cheap, low-calorie, and super healthy. They are an excellent source of protein, containing an average of over 15 grams of protein per cup. You can also count on beans as a great source of fiber, iron, calcium, and zinc. 


You can’t go wrong with these unique nutrient-dense foods. Studies show that they may also provide various health benefits including promoting heart health, supporting persons with Type 2 Diabetes, and more. 



At Apricot Power, we are on a mission to get Vitamin B17 (amygdalin) back into every body. While we are proud that apricot seeds/kernels and seed products are the single-best way to supplement your diet with this important nutrient, we encourage you to incorporate these other incredible Vitamin B17-rich foods into your diet. 


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