Key lime question

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  1. dukebound85
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    So after googling, the answer to my question is is harder to come by than expected.

    I made a smoothie. I put one key lime (peel and all) in it than started reading that lime seeds are well, poisonous. While it was a tasty smoothie, do I have anything to worry about?

    Odd topic but I figure a few of you might know
     
  2. chown33
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    I searched for for lime seeds poisonous. What did you search for?

    What articles did you read that left you confused?

    This is the only thing I found that gave a useful measure:
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/193/are-apricot-seeds-poisonous

    Anything else that came up for lime seeds poisonous gave an indefinite amount ("large quantities", with no notion of what constitutes large or small).

    If you consider how many seeds would have to be in a key lime (cut one up and count 'em), or how many key limes it would take to make a cupful of seeds (the amount of seeds given in the above article), simple math suggests you have little to be concerned about unless your diet consists of nothing but citrus smoothies.

    Personally, I know people who eat entire apples and pears, seeds and all, and have done so for decades. They are no worse for it.
     
  3. Tomorrow
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    These things grew more or less wild when I lived in Cuba, and every kid in the neighborhood was cutting them up and making limeade when they were ripe. I'm sure we all ingested more than a few, and I don't remember ever hearing about any problems anybody had.
     
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    I came here expecting this thread to be about Android :eek:
     
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    I'm sure you'll be fine. The seeds are probably like green potatoes: only toxic in large quantities.
     
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    Apple seeds contain cyanide, and I eat the whole apple yet I'm still here! Life's too short to worry about the low toxicity of things like that.
     
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    thanks for the feedback

    tempted to keep throwing a full key lime in there anyways in my smoothies if it really isn't a concern!
     
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    Same here... Was wondering why it wasn’t in the alternatives to idevices section :eek:
     

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