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Here’s How Many Apple Cores It Would Take to Poison You

IF YOUR MOTHER ever warned you not to eat apple cores, it was with good reason. Yeah OK, so apples don’t really havecores, but they do have those rough middle sections full of seeds, and those seeds can harbor concentrations of molecules called cyanogenic glycosides. One of those is amygdalin, and when it gets down into your gut bacteria, it can turn into cyanide, which can do a pretty good job of killing you.

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