Organic Raw Apricot Kernels
not bitter enough & too dry
I was expecting these apricot kernels to be intolerable bitter, but instead they tasted like roasted nuts, very very dry with an extremely slight bitterness. Came in a beautiful resealable bag, but I don't think these are organic or quality apricot kernels . After I finish eating them I am going to try another brand even if the cost is a bit more.
June 7, 2014
This is my first time to buy apricot kernels although I have heard of the health benefits for a long time. Due to a health issue, I cannot eat raw nuts of any kind, so I toasted these and found them to taste good...kind of like partially popped popcorn kernels. I will include these in my healthy nuts regimen which includes almonds, walnuts and peanuts. Thanks for providing this product.
April 10, 2014
Bitter is Better
For those seeking health benefits from the n atural B17 contained in Apricot pits, BITTER IS BETTER. If your apricot pits are not bitter, they offer limited benefit of the B17 which is the reason to eat them.
Always make sure your apricot kernals are bitter. There is no benefit otherwise.
December 30, 2013
I eat a few of these everyday. I think they are pretty tasty even though we do get an occasional one thats really bitter. Seems like a great, real food way to get an essential vitamin that so many of us are lacking.
December 14, 2013
These kernels are organic and it is a great value for your money. I use them daily and I am so happy about this product.
December 8, 2013
I love these Swanson organic apricot kernels raw or soaked with my organic swanson prunes mmm
November 1, 2013
Organic Apricot Kernels
Love the convenience of being able to buy apricot kernels from Swanson when I am getting my protein powders.
October 23, 2013
Love these, reasonable cost, great tasting.
Personally I think they are just as effective as the super bitter ones. These taste good and they come in a self seal bag. I keep them refrigerated.
Have already recommended to others.
October 8, 2013
The package of Organic Raw Apricot Kernels was rancid so it was hard to enjoy.
June 17, 2013
this is not a good quality apricot kernel. It does not have the bitterness it should have if it contained the proper amount of B17 to be beneficial. It has the taste of a sweet apricot kernel. I returned mine and bought elsewhere.
May 31, 2013
Best tasting kernals I have found
I have eaten apricot kernals with my breakfast every day for several years. Most brands are very bitter and hard to chew (I have tried several brands). However, this brand not only has a great taste, but is also easy to chew. It is a great product.
April 20, 2013
I bought these as part of a general feel better program I have put myself on. I was warned by a friend not to eat more that 7 or 8 at a time and sure enough it said so right on the package. Oh yes, the package is great, resealable and it really does reseal! I added them to a shake I make and they added something to "chew". Will be buying them again. Thanks.
March 22, 2013
These apricot kernels are flavorful and a great every snack food
November 26, 2012
May not be potent
These kernels are very fresh and well packaged, but with very little bitterness. I thought it was a mistake at first, until I read the reviews.
I don't know all the details of apricot kernels, but bitter seems to be the property we want for potency.
SO, as professional as this product looks and the great price, I wont buy them again.
I love Swanson and trust their products, but they may want to look into this one.
October 23, 2012
I use the naturals products after I conduct long and deep review to see the benefit for my health
September 12, 2012
Not as bitter as apricot seeds I got from somewhere else.
August 22, 2012
EVEN BETTER THAN EXPECTED
I will use these wonderful Apricot Kernals for ever. I appreciate that Swanson brings us these as an Organic product. I eat my own mixture of Almonds and Walnuts every day as a snack while I walk my dog every morning. Now I have added around a dozen of these tender, tasty Apricot Kernals just before we leave the house for our walk. This is a wonderful product and an outstanding value. I am so glad that Swanson handles it, especially in such a high quality way. I sincerely recommend Swanson's Organic Apricot Kernals to everyone as part of a healthful dietary program.
June 28, 2012
Totally Awesome !
These are absolutely awesome ! So fresh & at $7.00 a pound thats less than organic almonds ! I used to grow apricots when I lived in Arizona & I always ate the pits , I've eaten thousands of them in my life & I'm 63 & going strong ! Uzbekistan where these are grown has an environment similar to Hunza. Thank you Swanson !
May 26, 2012
Great Product, Affordable Price
I'm glad Swanson Brand carries this hard-to-find product and sells it at an affordable price. Since taking this product, I have maintained a healthy immune system.
March 19, 2012
not my favorite
I have found them a little bland in taste, lighter in color and softer than what I have had from other suppliers. It makes me wonder if they are as nutritionally beneficial.
It certainly is convenient to order from Swanson's!
March 16, 2012
the bitter ones are the ones better for you they are raw.these do nothing
February 11, 2012
Swanson Organic 100% Organic Raw Apricot Kernels
These are the best Apricot Kernels that I have ever had. They are soft, moist and easy to chew. I bought them from other sources, and they were dry, hard and difficult to chew. I use them as a supplement. They stay moist in the reseal able pouch for about a three weeks. I am a return customer for this product, and will continue buying them from Swanson.
July 31, 2011
For those seeking "sweet" apricot kernels for pure culinary enjoyment, these are a good choice. For those seeking the benefits of the various B vitamins, they are not. I've usually purchased only apricot "PITS" and cracked them myself...only what is needed at one sitting, but there has been a shortage and most suppliers will not have them again until the Fall. The kernels fresh from the pits are extremely bitter...but edible. God made many seeds, herbs, etc. bitter or difficult to enjoy in the consuming because it's health benefits come when taken in small doses...but adverse reactions can come when over-consumed., so their bitterness is a "cautioin" to use wisdom. Apricot kernels, fresh from the pits are one of those blessings. In some rare cases, a supplier knows how to gently dry the pits to preserve the B vitamins, in particular, B17 When they do, the seeds are very bitter. Thie supplier of these "kernels" produced them for their culinary appeal rather than their nutritional value.
June 3, 2011
To Much Process
I discovered that the product had , had to much prior processing to be of any benefit.
May 2, 2011
I bought 4 bags of these apricot kernels and got them a couple days ago. They are the freshest I have ever bought, being moist and soft. I have bought apricot kernels elsewhere that were hard and dry. I will buy them here again in the future. Thank you Swanson!
February 25, 2011