Project Description

Sweet apricot kernels

Sweet Apricot Kernels

Sourced from China, our sweet apricot kernels are the You Yi Variety, with a minimum shelf life of 12 months from the production date and are 99.5% pure.

The intended use is for further processing (including heat treatment) only and the product is not suitable for direct consumption.

The sweet apricot kernels are hard, flat and oval in shape and brown in colour. The taste and odour characteristic of the product is without taints and non-fresh characteristics.

Broken (smaller than ½) seeds/kernels make up 3%, flecked kernels (after shelling) with imperfect kernels make up <2%, and shrivelled kernels <1%.  The product is free from glass, metal, plastic, wood, stones, infestation, GMO, and irradiation.

Packaged in 2 x 12.5kg blue vacuum packed bags in carton, the packaging features the company and product name, batch number, pack weight, BBE date, country of origin and country of processing.  The product should be stored in a dry and cool warehouse with temperatures controlled between 10-15 Celsius.

The chemical unit is made up of*:

  • Aflatoxin B1 <4 µg/kg
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (Prussic Aid) <20mg/kg
  • Moisture <7%
  • Sulphur Dioxide <20mg/kg
  • Sum of Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2) <8 µg/kg
  • Sum of pesticide is in line with current EU legislation (No. 396/2005)

* The above specification was correct at the time of publishing but should be used as guidance only. For the current specification please contact us.

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Please note: We recommend further testing before a ‘free from’ guarantee is made as we cannot guarantee our products have no minor traces from cultivation or transport contamination.