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Is there arsenic in apple seeds ?

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Yes there is, its only a small amount so it isn't bad if you accidentally swallow one.

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idk but there is cyanide in peach pits.

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Apple seeds contain cyanogenic acids. Basically cyanide.

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cool CN negative charge. :DDD Chemistry..
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no

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no apple is generally found in an apple.

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What? EVERY apple contains an apple - especially on a Friday.... Did you get an apple in your Arsenic, perhaps?
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If you have swallowed 1 then beware may be when you fall asleep an apple tree grows on your head and your school mates make fun off you but then you will get a chance to make money you can get up early morning and go from house to house for selling apples and every one will like to have organic fresh apples every day and take care of the tree for it's proper growth you need to drink large amount of water every day eat some apples your self also because the minerals and vitamin are going to be required for its growth to so take care of the tree and cutting tree is illegal . :)

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Arsenic is a pesticide used on apples in China, but there is cyanide in the seeds. Never eat the seeds and never let a dog eat the seeds.

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does that mean there's trace amounts of arsenic in apple juice because of the juicing process ?
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There are. There's arsenic is a lot of drinks but they have to be under the legal limits in order to be sold and consumed.
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No problem.
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Oops, in my first comment, that should be in not is.
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Arsenic= a metal

Its common sense but pesticide have some in it. If the soil has arsenic in it, it might have it in the seeds. If not, there isn't any in it. If there is some in it I'm sure it won't harm you

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Arsenic is a NON-metal....
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Yes but there isn't enough to hurt you. There is also arsnic in Parsnips and it must not have enough to harm you as I have been eating them for over 60 years.

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IF the blossoms were sprayed with an arsenic-based mixture, there may be traces of Arsenic in the pips. But you are looking at parts per BILLION, too small to have any affect at all. Besides - Arsenic is a slowly acting cumulative poison and impossible to be fatal unless you are eating truckloads of apples every day....

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apparently apples do NOT keep doctors away :)
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Ha ha - you are right! But you would need one if you DID eat truckloads of apples in a day.... Explosive diarrhea is dangerous for your health when it is YOU that is exploding....
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Oh it doesn't matter. Eat as much as you want.

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Yes, but not enough to kill you.

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yes it does but it only gives humans a slight stomach ache

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nope: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bot00/bot00208.htm

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Cyanide for sure ! It's okay if you eat a little bit, you won't die for a small amount :)

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This is complicated but so is nature. Apple seeds don’t contain cyanide. But if you crush apple seeds you make cyanide (as hydrocyanic acid, formerly used in the gas chamber). If you boil the seeds before crushing there will be no cyanide. But if you take the boiled, crushed seeds and mix them with crushed fresh vegetables, you will make cyanide. Here’s what’s happening
Compounds in the seeds (called cyanogenic glycosides) break down to generate cyanide when mixed with a specific enzyme (a glycosidase). The enzyme and compound are both in the seed but in different compartments. If you boil the seeds, the compound is still there but the enzyme won’t work so no cyanide is made. Most plants have a wide variety of glycosidases so if the boiled and crushed seeds are mixed with raw crushed vegetables, the enzyme from the vegetables will breakdown the compound to make cyanide.
Cyanide-releasing compounds are in many plants including ones you eat including the seeds of cherries, peaches and plums. But because seeds are bitter, people don’t eat them. The cassava plant (source of tapioca) has lots of these compounds and must be treated by extensive washing to get rid of them

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wow ....thoroughly helpful thank you .
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