The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

Seed Butters

Elaine writes:
For the hulled sesame seeds made into butter, I think that using some of this in addition to the almonds would be OK provided that not too much were used. I am not trying to be difficult but many of these seeds and nuts contains a minuscule amount of cyanide (as does vitamin B12). At one time when Leatrile (a cancer "cure") was very popular, the doctors pushing it claimed that this small amount of cyandide (extracted from apricot pits) was beneficial in killing off some cancer-causing agents. My fear is that we are using wonderfully nutritious nuts to bake with and if someone decides to make seeds (also containing cyanide) a large part of their caloric intake, it will be too much. Do I know what too much is for every individual?? Of course, I don't. I just don't have custom-made answers for every combination of foods .

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