Apricot is a fleshy, drupe, round-shaped fruit, with a single large seed containing a hard kernel. The flesh is firm but sweet and very juicy. With an orange-yellow color, adults as well as kids tend to love it. Apricot is rich in carotene or provitamin A carotenoids, which give the orange color to the flesh.
Apricots are a good source of dietary fiber (pectin), potassium, and a very good source of other nutrients such as vitamin C. The bitter apricot kernels contain amygdalin, emulsin and many enzymes such as prunase. They also contain fatty acids (oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic and linolenic acids), and cholesterol. But bitter apricot seeds have another constituent, the most important when it comes to fight cancer, laetrile also known as vitamin B17.
The Beginning of Apricot Seeds Cancer Research
In the early 1950s, Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Sr. and his son Dr. ET Krebs, learned that there is a group of people who lived apparently “cancer free” in the kingdom of Hunza, a mountainous region in Pakistan. The health and longevity of the Hunza people led many researchers to conduct studies; various hypotheses have been issued since then. Some scientists have turned to the water they drank, but Krebs Doctors directed their research to another track, their diet. They discover they ate a lot of apricots.
They knew that the locals consumed large amounts of the fruit, but they did not believe that it contains substances that can fight against cancer until they discovered that Hunzakuts also ate the apricots kernels. They know that these seeds are rich in nitrilosides (vitamin B17), which are also present, in small amount, in almonds, peach seeds, apple seeds, millet, bean sprouts, buckwheat, and also other fruits and nuts.
It turned out that Hunzakuts intake between 100-200 times more B17 than the average American, mainly because they consume apricot kernels, and also a lot of millet. Interestingly, there, the wealth of a man is measured by the number of apricots he possesses. The most coveted food is the seeds containing in the fruit, the largest sources of B17 on Earth.
Modern Apricot Kernels Cancer Research
Ever since numerous studies have been conducted… Scientists have discovered that laetrile develops a bitter effect that can be directed against cancer cells. When Laetrile, from vitamin B17, is consumed, the liver activates a special enzyme called beta-glucosidase (β-glucosidase), which transforms it into benzaldehyde molecule (an analgesic or painkiller) and hydrocyanic acid. Amazingly, it is not against healthy cells but only cancerous, which have much more beta-glucosidase enzymes than normal cells. Thus, cancer cells divide much more in the presence of Laetrile (vitamin B17), still producing more anticarcinogenic (kill cancer cells) cyanides. The result is simple but amazing; the cancer cells poison themselves.
Healthy Cells Are Not Affected by Cyanide Sulfurtransferase in Apricot Kernels
The main reason healthy cells are not affected by the anticarcinogenic cyanide in apricot kernels is the fact they neutralize it through the action of the enzyme Rhodanese, a mitochondrial enzyme that detoxifies cyanide by converting it to thiocyanate. Only healthy cells contain this enzyme. By cons, cancer cells are not spared: they react to laetrile (vitamin B17) as they possess no protective shield to deal with this substance. Vitamin B17 produces a very high concentration of antineoplastic laetrile directly into cancer cells.
Apricot Seeds and Lung Cancer
Jason Vale’s Experience with Vitamin B17 and the FDA
Jason Vale is a young man who was diagnosed with terminal cancer but completely reverses it by eating bitter apricot seeds after he was sent home to die by his oncologist. Through personal research, he learned about bitter apricot seeds and cancer. He also read testimonies of people who had had malignant tumor but cured it with vitamin B17 from apple seeds (pectin) and apricot kernels. Without hesitating he started buying and consuming them as part of his daily diet. He immediately started feeling better. In a short time, Jason cancer has completely disappeared.
When his extraordinary broadcast on national television, this created such a large audience that the same reportage was broadcast again the following week. The enthusiasm of the spectators was such that Jason found himself inundated with phone calls from people who have cancer and want to save their life. In subsequent years, Jason has helped thousands of people to successfully eliminate their cancer by eating apricot kernels.
The drug companies felt their business, selling anticancer drugs, was in danger. The FDA intervened and Jason was arrested… He was sentenced on June 18, 2004, to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release, by an Eastern District of New York court. You may ask what his crime is: the sale of apricot kernel on its website, and tell people the truth about their healing properties. After serving nearly four years in prison, Jason was released in early 2008.
Apricot Seeds and Cancer Prevention
The fruit is just a food; you don’t need to wait until you are diagnosed with cancer to start consuming it. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, apricot is rich in magnesium which helps relax your muscles, including your brain, thus improve sleep.