Grido’s Book of Random Facts: Vol. 1
It been told to small children that if you eat an apple seed then a tree will grow inside you, whilst this isn’t true, and i’m sorry for spoiling it for those who still held that belief, there is another equally lethal reason not to eat them, they contain cyanide.
You may find it hard to believe, but it’s true, they do. Apple seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide in them. You would have to eat huge amounts of them to have the lethality that would be caused by pure cyanide, by which point it’s probably bad for your digestion anyway. This is the real reason why you’re told shouldn’t eat them, don’t say that you weren’t warned.
As another note, Peach and Apricot pits contain the same substance, but this time in potentially harmfull levels, so don’t go swallowing those, that would be baaaad.