What Food Contain Vitamin B17

Before we get started on what foods contain Vitamin B17 we should first talk about what is Vitamin B17. Vitamin B17 is the casual name for the molecule Amydalin. This nutrient is naturally found in over 1200 different food.

Below is a list of the most common foods that contain Amygdalin/ Vitamin B17…

  • Nuts that are raw such as bitter raw almonds and raw macadamia nuts.
  • Some vegetables like carrots, celery, bean sprouts, mung beans, lima beans and butter beans.
  • Certain seeds including millet, barley, flaxseeds and buckwheat.
  • The kernel of the pit of many fruits such as apples, plums, apricots, cherries and pears.

While many foods contain B17, different foods contain different amounts of Amygdalin. For example lentils do contain some amount of B17 it is a very small amount and is often processed out before you eat it. The kernels of stone fruits like peaches and apricots contain high concentrations of Vitamin B17 and remain intact due to the protective container of the seeds.

As with most nutrients the best way to include them into your diet is eating them in the whole food form.  Try eating fresh unprocessed produce every day.

What if you can’t, don’t or won’t include them in your diet from whole foods? Vitamin B17 is available in capsule form. To learn more about Amygdalin in a supplement form visit our page on Vitamin B17.

Here is a list of foods that contain Vitamin B17…

Wild Blackberry                 High Levels
Boysenberry                      Medium Levels
Elderberry                          Medium To High Levels
Mulberry                             Medium Levels
Apple Seeds                       High Levels
Apricot Seed                       High Levels
Cherry Seed                       High Levels
Peach Seed                        High Levels
Pear Seeds                         High Levels
Plum Seed                          High Levels
Prune Seed                        High Levels
Black Beans                        Low Levels
Garbanzo                            Low To Medium Levels
Green Pea                          Low Levels
Lentils                                   Medium Levels
Bitter Raw Almonds             High Levels
Alfalfa                                   Medium Levels
Beet Tops                            Low Levels
Cassava                          High Levels
Sweet Potato                    Low Levels

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