Question by  tiffany42 (47)

Is there such a thing is apple seeds poison?

My brother claims he is sick from apple seed poison, or eating too many apple seeds.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

Apple seeds do contain a cyanide compound. But they don't contain much cyanide, and the seeds' shell prevents the poison from entering the body. So there's not much danger.


Answer by  S93 (524)

Apple seeds have a small amount of cyanide poisoning in them. It's extremely unlikely that a person, even an avid apple-eater, will eat enough seeds to have any adverse effects.


Answer by  worker3873 (146)

For the human diet, apple seeds cannot be digested, acting as dietary fiber. Some seeds have tanins that can make people sick but you would have to eat a lot!

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