Are Nectarine Pits Poisonous?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 10:01:48 AM ET
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The kernels inside of nectarine pits do contain a small amount of cyanogenic glycosides, which the body metabolizes into cyanide. However, the amount is so small that one pit is of little threat to an adult.