I recently saw a recipe for Papaya Seed Salad Dressing. I didn't know the seeds were edible. Educate me, please. I have not been able to get the hang of preparing pumpkin seeds and today I threw away a lot of butternut squash seeds that look plump and possibly edible. When a peach seed bursts open I eat the almond-like seed inside although I guess there is some debate about its safety. I eat cucumber seeds even if they are fairly well developed. Can we start a thread about things we are throwing away when we could be eating them? Please provide info on how to prepare or what parts to eat. How about things we should never eat even though they are part of an edible product?
...the little seed inside apricot pits is quite tasty.
Lots of debate about apricot kernels. They contain a chemical that converts in our stomachs to cyanide. Safe limit per day really isn't known.
It has been proposed that they may have cancer fighting properties if the cyanide doesn't get to you first LOL.
I use a few in each batch of apricot jam I make (whole) for the lovely almondy flavour, but wouldn't just munch on them .
When I lived in Armenia (Peace Corps), no one ever threw away an apricot pit without first eating the seed. The best jams have seeds in them, I have eaten hundreds of apricot kernels, and the Armenians have been eating them their entire lives, even very small children.