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What Foods are rich in Vitamin B17? | Cancer fighting foods|

Vitamin B17, known as Amygdalin has been established as an important nutrient in the fight of Cancer. It is believed to terminate cancerous cells and provides a safeguard to the body from the onset, development and malicious spread of Cancer in the future.

The immune system gets a massive boost by consumption of foods rich in Vitamin B17 and thereby improves the quality of Ojas. It also has anti-hypertensive properties which control blood pressure and is a naturally occurring antioxidant.

Apart from these benefits, consuming Vitamin B17, also helps in curing ulcers,tumors, swelling, constipation, asthma and enhancing the health of skin, hair and nails.

Here are a list of Vitamin B17 foods :

Seeds of

  • Apricots

  • Prunes

  • Pears

  • Peaches

  • Nectarines

  • Cherries

  • Apples

Other seeds

  • Flax seeds

  • Squash seeds

  • Millet

  • Buckwheat


  • Almonds (Mainly bitter variety)

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Cashews


  • Berries – Raspberry, Strawberry, Currants, Cranberries and Blackberries

  • Indian Gooseberry (Amalaki)

  • Mulberry


  • Bamboo sprouts

  • Alfalfa

  • Garbanzo

  • Whole Green Gram (Moong dhall)


  • Alfalfa

  • Eucalyptus


  • Yam

  • Cassava

  • Sweet Potatoe


  • Fava

  • Black beans

  • Kidney beans

  • Lima beans

  • Garbanzo beans

*** A note to remember when deciding to consume the above mentioned nuts, seeds and beans :

It is important to first sprout them before consumption. This improves our ability to digest them. Please avoid canned and preserved foods. All foods mentioned above, heal best when they are fresh and cooked in healthy fats such as Ghee.