Australian Apricot Kernels
- the first online source of apricot kernels in Australia,
and processors of Australian-grown apricot kernels exclusively.
Note: We have unfortunately sold out
of our entire stock for the rest of the season.
We won't have new stock until January, 2016. The
next best option to our kernels would be whole,
uncracked stones. These stones can then be cracked
using a simple, handheld nutcracker, as you would
an almond. There is a retailer offering this option
who can be found through Google. Avoid imported
apricot kernels, regardless of their country of
origin or their organic status.
being one of the largest producers of apricots in the world,
most of the apricot kernels now available in Australia are
imported. For an Australian retailer, there is only one
reason to import apricot kernels from overseas - they're
very cheap - however, they're also mass-produced and low
grade. Imported apricot kernels, "organic" or
otherwise, are subject to all AQIS quarantine measures,
such as chemical treatment or irradiation. Pay attention
to the origin of your apricot kernels. It is against Australian
law not to advise the country of origin for one's product.
Regardless of where you purchase apricot kernels, look for
a country of origin. If you can't find one, chances are
likely they're hoping you'll assume the product is Australian.
product has always been the most sought after apricot kernel
in Australia. Though we endeavour to send all orders out
the day they're received, your purchase is fulfilled with
apricot kernels we've hand-sorted the same day. There may
be occasions we simply haven't been able to keep up with
orders. In this scenario, your order will be posted the
day following purchase. This should still get your kernels
to you within a few days of purchasing.
you've found apricot kernels at a lower price, they will
be an inferior product of India, Turkey, Pakistan or China.
We're committed to offering the highest quality product
available, but we'll also do our best to keep our prices
How do we differ from these others? We're not selling someone
else's product at a price suggestive of quality measures
that simply have not taken place. We process our own seed,
which is exclusively Australian. We're a small-scale, family
operation dedicated to the quality of our product and our
processes are entirely chemical-free. We don't even fumigate,
so the seed remains free of chemical residues. They are
raw, living and 100% natural, which makes them suited to
sprouting and propagation. This is only possible with fresh,
living seed. If you choose to purchase our product, you're
buying directly from the source. Your order is freshly cracked
this week, hand-sorted to the highest standard and packed
Note: Our apricot kernels contain too much amygdalin
to be sold as "food". Amygdalin, often referred
to as "B17" or "vitamin B17", is present
in different concentrations amongst different apricot kernels.
An apricot kernel of one variety does not equal an apricot
kernel of another. The apricot kernels sold in Australia
have very different levels of amygdalin. Some have relatively
low levels, where ours are very concentrated. Freshness
plays a significant role, as does variety and origin. A
number of these kernels are imported from other countries,
such as India, Turkey, Pakistan and China. Our apricot kernels
are Australian-grown with a new batch cracked weekly. As
a result, our product is very fresh. This is significant
and should be taken into consideration.
is our responsibility to make you aware that FSANZ and the
DOH advise against the consumption of raw, bitter
apricot kernels from any source. If you're choosing to use
them in this way, please bear in mind that not all apricot
kernels are equal. Following general consumption advice
may result in very different experiences.
retailers are marketing apricot kernels as a snack food.
We strongly advise against treating them as such. Though
the other apricot kernels contain relatively little amygdalin,
treating them as a snack is likely to result in unpleasant