Saturday, March 24, 2012

bubble teas can kill you!

Cyanide in apples.
Oh no, today I feel like my drink/snack life has been shattered! Apples and boba contain cyanide. Yes. Deadly deadly cyanide. Well only if you eat a bunch of apple seeds and only if they don’t cook the boba properly, either way, scary and definitely good to know. “The seeds of apples, also known as “pips”, contain a sugar/cyanide compound called “amygdalin”, which turns into hydrogen cyanide when it is metabolized in your body. Hydrogen cyanide was one of the key ingredients to Zyklon B, the trade name of the pesticide used by the Nazis in their gas chambers.”… “And Tapioca is another plant that contains a cyanide precursor, namely linamarin.  If the roots aren’t processed correctly (drying, soaking, and baking them for a certain amount of time), they are extremely poisonous.”
So notes to self, totally spit out all the apple pips …heheh I like that the seeds are called pips and just avoid boba…. Or not. But its better to be safe than sorry!
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