Apricot Power’s bitter and raw California grown apricot kernels have not been processed in any way that will affect their nutritional value‚ this ensures that the apricot kernels retain their high levels of B17‚ natural enzymes and B15.What is B17?B17 is a substance found naturally in over 1200 different foods‚ including the seeds of many kinds of fruits‚ such as apricots‚ plums‚ cherries‚ oranges‚ nectarines‚ apples and peaches‚ as well as many raw nuts. Our natural B17 supplement is extracted from apricot kernels. B17 was the name given to the purified form of the molecule by a biochemist named Ernst T Krebs in 1952. B17 is a natural product found in over 1‚200 foods. Today it is extracted from apricot seeds/kernels.Why is B17 Important?Apricot Power believe that a balanced diet is essential to a healthy life. Few of us consume enough vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat. Nutritional supplements become necessary for optimal body function. B17 is just one of the many nutrients our body needs.B17 Found in Hundreds of Foods!In addition to apricot seeds‚ B17 is found in wild blackberries‚ wild crabapples‚ elderberries‚ apple seeds‚ cherry seeds‚ nectarine seeds‚ peach seeds‚ pear seeds‚ plum seeds‚ prune seeds‚ fava‚ bamboo‚ alfalfa‚ eucalyptus and cassava. Other foods that contain lesser amounts of B17 are boysenberries‚ huckleberries‚ raspberries‚ strawberries‚ squash seeds‚ black beans‚ black eyed peas‚ lentils‚ lima beans‚ kidney beans‚ garbanzo beans‚ cashews‚ macadamia nuts‚ spinach‚ watercress‚ sweet potatoes and yams.Why Apricot Kernels?Of all the foods containing B17‚ the apricot kernel has been found to have one of the highest levels‚ in addition to containing B15 and enzymes.What is the Shelf Life of Kernels?The shelf life of apricot kernels at room temperature is four months but if kept in a cool dry place it is about a year. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.