Unbelievable but true: apple pits can be deadly. This was warned by a dietitian Elena Solomatina. According to her, prussic acid, a poison, is present in the seeds from apples. If you accidentally eat an apple pit, nothing will happen. But if you overeat them, you can part with your life. Also, the bones can cause respiratory arrest.
Many try to eat apple seeds when they find out that they have iodine. They try to replenish this element – and eat the bones even without apples.
“You should not do this, because hydrocyanic acid is present there – this is poison. It is clear that in small quantities, but depending on how many seeds to eat, ”the expert warned.
Hydrocyanic acid can even cause death, respiratory arrest – in general, nothing good. But the use of several seeds from an apple will not lead to undesirable consequences.
“If a person accidentally ate them, nothing like this will happen, because there are microscopic doses of hydrocyanic acid,” the doctor concluded.
Previously, the physician spoke about the effects of grapes on health. Berries improve brain function and help fight old age. But, as it turned out, there are cases when it is better to avoid them.