Dr. Sebi, before his passing, stopped recommending almond milk and it was removed from his nutritional guide. He noted that it contains cyanide.
Almonds, naturally contain trace amounts of cyanide compounds in the form of cyanogenic glycosides. These compounds are present in the bitter variety of almonds, which can be toxic if consumed in large quantities. However, the almonds used to make almond milk are typically sweet almonds, which contain very low levels of these cyanogenic glycosides.
Commercial almond milk and whole almonds generally sold at the stores are made from sweet almonds, and during the production process, the almonds are typically blanched and processed in a way that removes most, if not all, of the bitter compounds containing cyanide. Of course there is the possibility that some cyanide would remain even if in tiny amounts.
Dr. Sebi removed it from his food list because despite the purported low amount of cyanide, he thought it was still significant enough to affect the body overtime.
Almonds are normally consumed whole, in the form of almond milk as well as a butter or spread.
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