Are Apple Seeds Poisonous to Humans?

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Technically, apple seeds are poisonous. Apple seeds, when exposed to certain chemicals (such as stomach acid) can produce cyanide. One would have to ingest a lot of apple cores to feel the effects of the cyanide. They are poisonous, but it is still safe to eat the occasional apple seed.
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Apple seeds are mildly poisonous since they contain a cyanogenic compound called amygdalin, but pose little harm to humans.
I have eaten apple seeds, and I'm all right. But beware that some people have allergies to apple seeds.
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Apple seeds contain cyanogenic acids and are poisonous indeed! If you eat too many you can die so be cautious!
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Actually this small amount of cyanide has been shown to be medicinal by killing cancer cells. Besides cyanide, the seeds contain many proanthocynadins, very healthy stuff! read up
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