I've been eating the entire apple, core and all my entire pregnancy. I'm 10 weeks and honestly, I was just so hungry and it was more food. Now I'm reading it is bad for the baby. I can't seem to find anything that states the effects of this on the baby. Anyone know? I will stop, just worried about whether or not I have caused damage.
I *think* it has something to do with the fact that apple seeds contain a *very* small amount of arsnic in them. I don't know what sort of effect they might have on you or baby, but I work with animals and we always recommend that people not feed their critters the core or seeds "just in case"
Personally, I am not using nitrilosides during pregnancy bc in many ways the rapid growth of the baby is not unlike cancer. but, I think they are valuable to learn about, and I do use them for my husband and kids. I like the raw, sprouted apricot kernel butter. Really nice flavor.
Edited to add this link that has a good explanation: http://users.navi.net/~rsc/krebs3.htm