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I like these almond granola bars. Should I be worried about cyanide poisoning if I eat two of these a day?

I like these almond granola bars. Should I be worried about cyanide poisoning if I eat two of these a day?

verdatum-alternate

Not at all. You are safe to eat handfuls of almonds every day. Sweet almonds, which is all you should ever see sold as food only contain trace amounts of cyanide. Bitter almonds contain 42 times as much, which is why they are not sold as food.


chucklesthe2nd

So there’s actually two kinds of almonds, sweet almonds, and bitter almonds. Cyanide is only found in bitter almonds, and bitter almonds aren’t used in foodstuffs because they’re mildly poisonous. So no, you shouldn’t worry about cyanide poisoning.