I was blending a smoothie this morning… using pre-cut frozen nectarines that we cut and froze ourselves (months ago). I found it strange to hear the blender make lots of noise. I kept thinking it would go away… but I found out a huge nectarine pit in there… it wasn’t its original shape… but it was close enough. I think small pieces of iy are in the smoothie.
My husband says the inside is the poisonous part and pieces of the outer shell are okay… the smoothie is okay.
I believe it’s the cyanide content that’s the issue with the kernel. However, you can safely consume small amounts, like what is contained in a single nectarine pit. Nectarine, peach, apricot pits and apple/pear seeds also contain vitamin B17, which is believed to help fight cancer. I eat the seeds – in moderation.
When I use citrus juice I use a special citrus juicer to remove the juice then add that to what I’m making, as it is easy to fish out pips from juice rather than smoothies. I konw you lose the pith goodness this way but I would rather lose a little goodness than add in a little badness.