Apricot Power Amygdalin B-17 500 mg. - 90 Capsules Apricot Power Amygdalin B-17 500 mg. is a glycoside initially isolated from the seeds of the tree Prunus dulcis, also known as bitter almonds. Severa l other related species in the genus of Prunus, including apricot (Prunus armeniaca) and black cherry (Prunus serotina), also contain amygdalin. Amygd alin is a plant compound that contains sugar and produces cyanide. Amygdal in is found in the pits of many fruits and in raw nuts. It is also found in other plants such as lima beans, clover, and sorghum. Amygdal in is extracted from almond or apricot kernel cake by boiling in ethanol; on evaporation of the solution and the addition of diethyl ether, amygdalin is precipitated as white minute crystals. B17, also referred to as Amygdalin comes from extracting natural B17 from apricot kernels. B17 occurs in abundance in nature and is bitter to the taste. In man's attempt to improve taste for his own pleasure, he has eliminated bitter substances like B17 by selection and cross-breeding. As a general rule many of the foods that have been domesticated still contain vitamin B17 in that part not eaten by modern man, such as the seeds in apricots. B17 Found in Hundreds of Foods!In addition to apricot seeds, B17 is found in wild blackberries, wild cranberries, elderberries, apply seeds, cherry seeds, nectarine seeds, peach seeds, pear seeds, plum seeds, prune seeds, fava, bamboo, alfalfa, eucalyptus and cassava. Other foods that contain lesser amounts of B17 are boysenberries, huckleberries, raspberries, strawberries, squash seeds, black beans, black eyed peas, lentils, lima beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, cashews, macadamia nuts, spinach, watercress, sweet potatoes and yams. What is B17?Vitamin B17 was the name given to the purified form of Amygdalin by a biochemist named Ernst T Krebs in 1952. It is a non-toxic natural product found in over 1,000 foods.