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ISO: apricot kernels

atomeyes Dec 8, 2010 01:04 PM

I found a recipe for amaretto that calls for apricot kernels.
any idea where to get them?

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  1. meatnveg RE: atomeyes Dec 8, 2010 01:25 PM


    They are based in Cambridge so they may be supplying T.O. stores as well, Otherwise you could just order from them online.

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      wontonfm RE: atomeyes Dec 8, 2010 02:43 PM

      I saw these the other day at Bestwin supermarket. They are from an Asian brand that I've also seen at some Loblaws.The brand is Merlin international.

      The package actually says "dried almond seed" which I'm assuming is the same thing. It has the same flavour/scent profile as apricot kernels. I currently have some soaking in vodka to make almond extract.

      Hope this helps!


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      1. re: wontonfm
        meatnveg RE: wontonfm Dec 8, 2010 10:25 PM

        dried almond seeds, while a good substitute for apricot kernels, are not the same as apricot kernels


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        myriam5555 RE: atomeyes Feb 7, 2011 07:15 PM

        Qi Herbs and Nutrition at Bloor and Bathurst carries them.

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          atomeyes RE: myriam5555 Feb 8, 2011 10:30 AM



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            atomeyes RE: myriam5555 Feb 8, 2011 10:33 AM

            and i assume you meant Qi Natural Foods on Bloor and Christie?

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              myriam5555 RE: atomeyes Feb 8, 2011 11:06 AM

              Actually no, they just opened a new one at Bloor and Bathurst. That's where I saw them.

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            Tatai RE: atomeyes Feb 8, 2011 01:37 PM

            FYI, Qi Natural Foods also has a location on Eglinton just east of Allen Rd., south side of the street.

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              atomeyes RE: Tatai Feb 8, 2011 01:40 PM

              even better for me. i'm there once a week.

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