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    The Fruit Pit Co. sells apricot pits packaged as a conventional food. Apricot pits contain amygdalin, which may have toxic effects similar to cyanide. Would there be different result if Fruit Pit extracted the amygdalin and added it to other foods for its bitter almond flavor? Why?

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    There would definitely be a different result. When the amygdalin is in the pit, it is not meant to be extracted nor eaten, and thus is not meant to have a toxic effect if treated in the way ...

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    The Fruit Pit Co. sells apricot pits packaged as a conventional food. Apricot pits contain amygdalin, which may have toxic effects similar to cyanide. Would there be different result if Fruit Pit extracted the amygdalin and added it to other foods for its bitter almond flavor? Why?

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