Thursday, August 23, 2012

Foods Containing B17 (Nitrilosides)

Vitamin B17 appears in abundance in untamed nature. Because B17 is bitter to the taste, in man's attempt to improve tastes and flavors for his own pleasure, he has eliminated bitter substances like B17 by selection and cross-breeding. It can be stated as a general rule that many of the foods that have been domesticated still contain the vitamin B17 in that part not eaten by modem man, such as the seeds in apricots. Listed below is an evaluation of some of the more common foods. Keep in mind that these are averages only and that specimens vary widely depending on variety, locale, soil, and climate.

Fruits Range*
blackberry, domesticlow
blackberry, wildhigh
boysenberry med.
choke cherry high
wild crabapple high
market cranberry low
Swedish (lignon) cranberryhigh
currant med.
elderberry med. to high
gooseberry. med.
huckleberry med.
loganberry med.
mulberry med.
quince med.

Range* apple seeds high apricot seed high buckwheat med. cherry seed high flax med. millet med. nectarine seed high peach seed high pear seeds high plum seed high prune seed high squash seeds med.
Range* black low black-eyed peaslow favahigh garbanzo low to med. green pea low kidney low to med. lentilsmed. lima, U.S.  low lima, Burma med. mung med. to high shell low
Nuts (all raw) Range*
bitter almondhigh
macadamiamed. to high

Sprouts Range*
bamboo high
fava med.
garbanzo med.

Leaves Range*
beet tops low
eucalyptus high
spinach low
water cress low

Tubers Range*
cassava high
sweet potato low

High — above 500 mgs. nitriloside per 100 grams food
Medium — above 100 mgs. per 100 grams food
Low — below 100 mgs. per 100 grams food