Apple fruit is healthy, but there is one part that was poisonous because there are toxic content in it ie seeds. Apple seeds are not recommended for consumption, in contrast to the skin is very high in antioxidants.
Scientists reveal that in apple seeds there is amigdalin, a kind of substance that in human digestion will react with digestive enzymes and release the cyanide compounds they contain.
If swallowed it is quite dangerous, because in fact it is a poison that works by reducing the supply of oxygen in the body. Indeed, the amount is very small ie only 0.06-0.24 mg cyanide per 1 gram of apple seeds.
Reported by the Times of India page, on apple seeds there is a protective layer that prevents amygdalin to come out and contaminate apples. But if the seed is ingested, then the layer will be damaged and react with various enzymes in the digestion.
In severe cases due to ingestion of apple seeds, the victim will experience symptoms of seizures, shortness of breath, trembling, spasm (muscle spasms), palpitations, respiratory failure, and decreased blood pressure.
It can also feel nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, dizziness, confusion and weakness continued unconscious.
Not only apple seeds that naturally contain cyanide poison, but also peach seeds, plum seeds, and raw cassava. If the body is exposed to cyanide from several types of fruits and plants then the solution is to drink plenty of water to facilitate detoxification.
It is also advisable to consume enough protein to make the body stronger and less affected by the adverse effects of cyanide in the plant.