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Risky afters?

I don't usually read "pub" which appears in the mailbox, but just noticed that a recipe for "Tarte aux Abricots Amandine" in Carrefour's current "Contact" magazine includes powdered apricot kernels, added to the ingredients of the almond cream covering for the tart, to give it extra flavour.

Evidently they are not aware that apricot kernels are poisonous, unless cooked, as they contain cyanide.

I believe apricot kernels are sold as "health food" in some countries, and that a healthy adult would have to eat about 4 ounces of kernels to be killed, but it doesn't seem to be good way of adding almond flavour, especially for children!
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On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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Re: Risky afters?

But then Chocolate is poisonous* as well and no one bats an eyelid at using that in desserts.

* LD 50 for an average adult is estimated at 22kg so less of an issue than the apricot kernels.


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