Bitter Almonds

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Ratafia
... It may also be prepared with peach or cherry kernels, bitter almonds, or other fruits, as many different varieties are made ... The same name is given to a flavouring essence resembling bitter almonds, and also to a light biscuit ... common cyanogenic glucoside, called amygdalin, (about 1.7 mg per gram of kernel), as do bitter almonds (2.5 mg/g) ...
Badam - Culinary Uses - Almond Syrup
... Historically, almond syrup was an emulsion of sweet and bitter almonds, usually made with barley syrup (orgeat syrup) or in a syrup of orange flower water and sugar ... Encyclopedia (1911) notes that "Ten parts of sweet almonds are generally employed to three parts of bitter almonds" however, due to the cyanide found in bitter almonds, modern ...
Badam - Sweet and Bitter Almonds
... trees produce seeds that are somewhat more bitter ... amara are always bitter as are the kernels from other Prunus species like apricot, peach and cherry (to a lesser extent) ... The bitter almond is slightly broader and shorter than the sweet almond, and contains about 50% of the fixed oil that occurs in sweet almonds ...

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