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Apricot oil or apricot kernel oil is pressed from the kernels of the Prunus armeniaca (apricot). Apricot kernels have an oil content of 40-50%. The oil is similar to almond oil and peach oil, both of which are also extracted from the kernels of the respective fruit.
Vitamin Content of Apricot Kernels
The actual vitamin content of Apricot Oil may vary depending on the production technique. The following vitamins are present in the dry kernel matter.
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