How do I know my kernels are fresh?
Fresh apricot kernels are cinnamon in color. Apricot kernels that have been out of the shell too long turn a grayish brown color. The longer they’ve been out of the shell and exposed to oxygen, the darker they become. If kernels are grayish or darker brown, they’re not fresh – plain and simple.
Remember, the longer a kernel has been exposed to oxygen, the less nutritive it becomes. For this reason, it’s important you keep your kernels sealed –