I first purchased Apricot Kernels from "Matthews" Chinese Foods in Glasgow. The taste was exquisite (like bitter almond) but the kernel was white, having been polished.
I then bought these Apricot Kernels through Amazon. The price was c£18 for 1kg. The country of origin is stated as Pakistan. The number of broken kernels is very few, the package was free from any shell pieces, and the kernels clean and dry. The taste though is minimal, thus robbing me of the bitter flavour that I really relish. The product is marketed as "including traces of laetrile B17".
Many seek laetrile B17 to fight, or ward off, cancer. The Dr. Philip Binzel list of foods that contain laetrile include: apricot kernels, peach kernels, grape seeds, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, bean sprouts, lima beans and macadamia nuts to name but a few ([...]
I will now try either a) "BodyMe Organic Bitter Apricot Kernels 500grams", £14.24 UK FREE Super Saver Delivery. Far more expensive but "organic". These Apricot Kernels are marketed as "High in vitamin B17, source of protein, high in monounsaturated fats, source of polyunsaturated fats, high in minerals, organic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free". Sounds good. I hope it tastes good too. Or, b) I may purchase "Pearls of Samarkand Organic Apricot Kernels 100 g (Pack of 7) £13.44 Delivered FREE in UK with Super Saver Delivery.