[nafex ibiblio list] Peach kernel - substitute for sweet almond(making marzipan)?

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 11:04:54 EST 2012


Dr Parmar, thanks for the info!

On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 4:29 AM, Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
<parmarch_mnd at dataone.in> wrote:
> I do not agree that ALL all stone fruits have poisonous pits.
>
> There are many varieties of apricots, especially which come here from
> Afghanistan, which have sweet and edible pits.  There are also some wild
> apricots which have sweet pits.  The kernels of a wild growing apricot
> CHULLI (details available in Fruitipedia t the link,
> http://fruitipedia.com/chulli_apricot.htm) are edible, used as almond
> substitute and are even sold in local markets.
>
> The kernels of many trees of the wild growing peach like fruit BEHMI
> (http://fruitipedia.com/behmi.htm) are sweet and edible.
>
> One of my former students, now a professor of horticulture, was telling me
> that he had spotted a sweet kernelled peach at Sharbo (adjacent to Tibet) in
> Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
>
>
> Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
> 186/3 Jail Road
> Mandi HP 175001, India
> 01905-222810; 094181-81323
> www.fruitipedia.com


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