Lemon Seeds, Poisonous?
Name: Susan F.
Are lemon seeds poisonous?
I read your answer that apple seeds are,
"Apple seeds contain "prunasin"
which is a cyanogenic glycoside, a chemical
that can become a poison when it is digested,
it releases cyanide. Apples are in the genus Prunus
and members of Prunus make these types of poisons."
- Susan P McCormick.
We are making lemonade in the juicemaker using
the whole lemon, and using the pulp as well as the
juice extraction, and wondered if we should first
take out the seeds.
Lemons are not in the same family as apples.
Anthony R. Brach
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