Andre wrote about our visit to Jerome that you can read about here, but I want to tell you about one of my highlights!!
Heading down the mountaintop of Jerome, AZ in early June, we drove past a lush apricot tree, absolutely loaded with ripe, juicy apricots in the side of the road.
We pulled our van over, as much as we could on the narrow, windy and steep road to pick the fruit.
Why was I so happy? Well, first, our crew was hungry, and it seemed like manna from heaven! Mom win!!
Secondly, this tree was wild and untouched by harmful herbicides, pesticides as it stood alone on a steep slope with few cars passing by!
Lastly, because of how incredibly healthy it is to eat apricot seeds!!!
Apricot Seeds are one of the most concentrated and potent forms of Vitamin B17, also referred to as amygdalin, which is jam packed with vitamins and minerals that are anti-cancer, anti-aging powerhouses. Not surprising to anyone on the natural health arena, the FDA has suspiciously banned B17 since 1980, despite there being 934 studies on PubMed , like this one, about vitamin B17 and its remarkable health benefits.
Apricot seeds, for me, are synonymous with natural cancer cures whereas Andre thinks of DiSarrono Amaretto, which is actually made using the biter seed. Yum!
Other natural sources of B17, although not so concentrated as apricot seed , are apple seeds, plums, red cherries, peaches and other fruits.
We ate the fruit and let the pits dry out which didn’t take too long in the hot and dry Arizona summer!
Our little chef, Basti, cracked the dried pits open with pliers and we ate them a few at a time. Little things like this make my day! How about you?