Are Peach Pits Edible?

Peaches are a type of fruit known as a drupe, or a stone fruit. This means that they have a fleshy outer layer which covers a hard inner core (the stone!). While we all know that the outer flesh of a peach is delicious, what about that inner core?

Are peach pits edible?

Absolutely not!

Peach pits are actually poisonous to humans, and should never be consumed under any circumstances. It’s hard to believe, but peach pits, along with cherry pits, apricot pits, and apple seeds, actually contain trace amounts of cyanide.

Cyanide! How’s that for not being edible?

2 thoughts on “Are Peach Pits Edible?

  1. If this is all the reasearch you are going to do on peach pits i feel bad for you. Yes they do contain trace amounts of cyanide, so does your tap water. Peach pits are good for you, Chinese culture associates them with long life. Recent studys have shown they fight cancer.

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