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poison seed

Post 1


apple seeds can be poisonous when consumed in large amounts, they as well as most species of prunus [cherry laurel, plum, bitter almond, peach and apricot]all contain cyanogenic [makes hydrogen cyanide] glycoside amygdalin. unbroken seeds are harmless. lethal dose is ~50 mg in adults and 20 mg in children [i have no idea what that translates to in terms of number of seeds]. source for this info is frmom: Westbrooks & Preacher, Poisonous Plants of Eastern North America

poison seed

Post 2

Jimi X

Hi bujinin!

Nobody can visit you at your h2g2 home page yet because you haven't written anything there. As soon as you do a mob of researchers called the Aces will descend upon you and offer you all kinds of helpful advice. It's actually not as bad as it sounds! smiley - winkeye

Anyway, let me know when you update and I'll swing over and give you any help you might need! I'm at http://www.h2g2.com/U53353. If you want to make a pre-emptive strike upon the Aces, they can be found hanging out at http://www.h2g2.com?A214796

Welcome to h2g2 and I hope I'll see you around! smiley - smiley

Good point about the apple seeds by the way, my father used to eat them all the time just to tick off my mother...

*eyes well up at memories of traumatic childhood and reaches for phone to dial psychologist*

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