Our Father's Farm has been promoting the most amazing super food in North America for over 20 years! Our very own Certified Organic Apricot Kernels are the most popular item and by far the most superior product on the market.
We are more than just your online supply for organic products, more than advocators for healthy living, and more than an international business...we are first and foremost your local family farmers! We started as a small business out of the family home in 1999 and have grown exceedingly since then, yet we've maintained that small family business feel. We still sell out of our home...come check out our farm store!
If supporting family business isn't enough, another reason to buy from us is we guarantee quality, organically grown foods and products. We serve our customers the same chemical-free, high quality products we are serving our children. So be assured that we take organic, healthy living seriously! All of our kernels (almonds and apricots) are certified organic with Eco-Cert and CCOF.
Our message is: 1. to honour Yahweh (God) with our temple (our body) that houses the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19,20) 2. to create awareness by promoting prevention as a first line of defence against disease 3. to create awareness that God has provided everything we need in nature to bring healing to our bodies (Genesis 1:29)
Frequently Asked Questions (pertaining to Apricot Kernels):
What is the difference between Bitter and Extremely Bitter kernels? The Extremely Bitter kernels come from a very rare and unique variety of apricot. They are consistently bitter in their taste. The Bitter Apricot Kernel on the other hand, is more common and abundant. Do the kernels expire? The kernels we are currently shipping out are from our most recent harvest, and are fresh. The kernels will not 'expire' per se, however, we have to keep an expiry date on them according to standards. Keeping them in the freezer is best for a long shelf life if you have a large amount that you aren't going to use right away, but the fridge also works well. In fact, you can keep them in the fridge or freezer for over 10+ years. The kernels are freshly packaged as we do not keep any old stock. All of our orders are filled and sent the same week that we receive the order.
Can you ship worldwide? Yes we can ship internationally, although it can be fairly expensive. We would need to know how many pounds you'd like to purchase and the location in order to give a shipping estimate. Delivery can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks, depending on how much you're willing to pay. Shipping cost can range anywhere from $75 to $150
What is this I hear about soaking the kernels? We do recommend soaking the kernels. The reason for this is because all seeds have a natural coating of protection around them. Soaking the kernels in water safely breaks down the enzymes, allowing the body to digest and intake the nutrients more effectively. It is our belief that the soaking in fact enhances the medicinal benefits of the kernels, however there are others who may disagree with this. As always we encourage our customers to research these matters and find an answer that they are most comfortable with, due to the controversial nature of our products' benefits. We do suggest doing so for 6-8 hours or overnight. Then you can drink the water they were soaking in to get the full benefits.
What are the Ground Apricot Kernels used for? Some people prefer to take the kernels in powder form for reasons such as convenience or for taste. The ground apricot kernels can be sprinkled over foods such as cereals or salads, added into sauces or mixed into smoothies. The ground kernels can be mixed in with other spices like cinnamon, oregano, or parsley. Some apply the powder to facial and body creams and use as an exfoliate to promote healthier, fresher skin. A recent trend in pet health has owners adding the health benefits of the apricot kernels to their pets’ diets. Some sprinkle the ground apricot kernels over their pet’s regular dish, while others give their animals the kernels in their entirety.
Ground apricot kernels are effective when sprinkled around trees and plants to nourish and fertilize the soil. Simply add 1 teaspoon to 1 liter of potting soil, plant your seed or transplant your seedling into this nutrient dense black gold and watch your plants flourish.
You can also use the soaked water from the kernels to water your plants. Instructions: Soak 6 kernels in water overnight, remove the kernels, and then use the water on your plants. One or two of the kernels can be either crushed or chopped and added to your pet’s food 2 or 3 times per day. Keeping the amount of 1 to 6 kernels per day.
How many apricot kernels in 1 teaspoon? In general, 1 teaspoon of ground apricot kernels is equal to 5 kernels.
Can I give apricot kernels to my pet(s)? In addition to humans getting diagnosed with cancer at a rate of 1 in 2, there has also been a major increase in the amount of animals that are being diagnosed with cancer. More veterinarians are recommending pet owners to give their beloved cat or dog apricot kernels and/or ground powder form. Many pet owners have had great success with their animals in shrinking tumors and extending the life of their beloved pet.
As a preventative measure give your dog 2-4 apricot seeds a day, they must be the raw kernels which contain Amygdalin often known as vitamin B17. ... You can sprinkle the powder on your dog's food. If your dog has cancer you should try 3-6 kernels per day and give your dog a natural diet high in protein.
How should I store them? Health food stores can chose to store them in the fridge or on the shelf. However, the end-user should store apricot kernels in a fridge or freezer.
How long will they keep in storage? They will generally keep between 6 to 8 months unrefrigerated, 2 – 8 years in the fridge, and 10 years + in the freezer.
What is the return policy? If you are unhappy with the purchase you made, we will gladly provide a refund of your purchase amount, minus shipping (a restocking fee of 10% may apply).
Refund policy conditions: 1. The package is unopened 2. You ship the product back to us at your own expense 3. Refunds are given within 15 days of purchase