Apricot pit is the hard stone found inside apricots. The kernels have a bitterness to them which many say is a bit of an acquired taste. Europeans will often put a seed in their jam to enhance the flavour. Italians add crushed apricot kernels in Amaretti biscuits.
Apricot kernels are loaded with healthy fats that help lower bad cholesterol. These help fight heart disease and improve mental health. These seeds contain other nutritious compounds such as vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and iron, as well as a compound called amygdalin, which is used to support a healthy immune system.
Use a nutcracker to remove the endocarp and get to the apricot kernel. The kernels can be used whole or ground, in sweet and savoury dishes. Try an apricot kernel pesto, sweet spicy roasted kernels, or apricor kernel marzipan or eggnog!
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Storage: For long lasting freshness, store in an air-tight container and in a cool, dark place.