Apricot kernels can cure cancer

False. There is no sound scientific evidence to support the claim that eating apricot kernels will prevent or cure cancer. In fact, this practice can be dangerous and potentially fatal. Apricot kernels contain a substance called amygdalin. When the kernels are chewed, cut or crushed the amygdalin produces the poison cyanide. Depending on the number of kernels eaten, the cyanide can be poisonous with a range of symptoms from dizziness to coma and death. The characteristic almond like smell in almonds is due to benzaldehyde, another degradation product of amygdalin.