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Almond, Bitter FFPA Blend (Prunus amygdalus var. amara)

The Almond tree is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia, from Syria and Turkey to Pakistan, producing an edible and widely cultivated seed.

Almond is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed, which is not a true nut, inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Almonds are sold shelled or unshelled. Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the seedcoat, which is then removed to reveal the white embryo.

There are two main varieties of almonds - Sweet and Bitter. While the sweet almond is often eaten on its own, raw or toasted, or as a component of various dishes, BItter Almonds are too bitter to consume and high in cyanide and the essential oil of Bitter Almond.

Extract of bitter almond was once used medicinally but even in small doses, effects are severe and even lethal. Cyanide must be removed before consumption.

FFPA means Free FromPrussic Acid (cyanide)

Find Bitter Almond FFPA Essential Oil Blend in the following BVO Products.


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