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Your “Raw” Almonds Are Not Raw At All

  • Published on: 12 September, 2014
  • Last update: 10 August, 2017
You can get TRULY raw, unpasteurized almond butter with live Vitamin B17 from Blue Mountain Organics.

Finally got my hands on some ‘illegal’ truly raw European “bitter almond” butter! Did you know that the “raw” almonds you buy in the store are NOT raw at all? All store-bought almonds are pasteurized thus robbing you of a very important vitamin.

Apricots and almonds are in the same family. When eaten raw, both apricot seeds and almonds are a source of a natural substance called “laetrile” aka “Vitamin B17.”

In 1952, a biochemist named Dr. Ernst Krebb Jr. realized that vitamin B17 kills cancer cells with no ill effects. Dr. Krebb not only injected himself with laetrile to ensure there would be no toxic side effects, but also conducted lab animal experiments to assure its effectiveness in the treatment of cancer. A primitive tribe called the Hunzas, consumed large amounts of apricot seed kernels and had no incidence of cancer, EVER.

Because the government hates when you cure cancer naturally and take their Big Pharma bucks away, B17 was banned by the FDA in 1971. Since then, disinformation has been spread online by the government about how “toxic” it is. This is because bitter apricot kernels (and almonds) naturally contain a compound called amygdalin, which has the potential to release cyanide when ingested by humans. They left out one crucial part: the cyanide and benzaldyhide found in these kernels are only released into cancer cells! Everything is a medicine in small amounts. When treating cancer with apricot kernels, you start with only 4 or 5 per day.

The government will do anything they can to keep you from knowing the simple, inexpensive cures for disease. Jason Vale, a young man from Brooklyn, was imprisoned just because he refused to stop telling others on TV and by word of mouth how he cured himself of cancer using apricot pit kernels.

In 2007, bitter almonds were becoming popular with alternative medicine due to their vitamin B17 content. There were reports everywhere of cancers being killed merely from patients eating heaping servings of bitter almonds daily. So, the FDA claimed that raw almonds had been linked to two salmonella outbreaks in five years, and that all almonds needed to be pasteurized, because they were suddenly a danger to the nation’s health. For the organic bitter almonds, the required pasteurization would bring only one significant change: it would neutralize the vitamin B17. It’s a scary thing to realize that your government doesn’t want you well.

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I was pissed when they passed this law. Now I have to pay $12-15 a lb to get imported raw almonds from Italy.

Alyssa Stewartson

I know for a fact that real raw almonds are no harm to you. Where I live we have almond trees and I grew up eating them as they fell off the tree. Tastes better than store bought too!


wow what an article! I could just veg-out reading everything you've researched. Kind of wish I had a friend with cancer to suggest this to.

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